I made my first pillow cover for the Stocking Swap this weekend and quilted it while watching the Superbowl. This is my version of a cone flower pillow that I had seen on All People Quilt. When I first saw that pillow, I loved it, but didn't bookmark it so I had to hunt for the link so I could post it. However, it stuck in my mind and this is my version. I think they are both whimsical and I love whimsical things. I don't know if I will include this in my Stocking Swap or not. It may have to live here with me.
|my version of a cone flower pillow|
I have been a busy, busy bee in the quilting room this past week. I finished quilting the rest of this quilt. I like how I quilted the heart centers. The only thing left to do, is to sew down the label on the back. It will have to wait until tomorrow night during TV time. Plus, I really don't have anything else lined up to work on tomorrow night.
Below is a close-up of one of the hearts. Thank goodness you can't see any stray pink marking lines from the heart rays. I think those are on the other end of the quilt.
My Bee Friends group are starting a wall hanging round robin this month. So, I made two different blocks and now I can't decide which one I want to use. I like this one below. It is very modern using Kona solids - even though the colors are waaay off in this picture. I drew out the blocks so I could paper piece the corners and center squares. The star points are free pieced so they aren't even or perfect.
This cake stand block is what I first thought of for my robin center. I wanted a 5 inch block, but couldn't find one. I drew it out on a graph card (I will talk more about these in a future posting) and thought I had everything down perfect. However, when I sewed it all together I really, really lost my bottom tips. I took it apart, made the white setting triangles a little larger and sewed it back together - - - and I still don't have my points on the bottom row. I have thought about starting all over, but I really don't want to do that. I think I may go with this block anyway because I really, really like it.
I may get to use both of these blocks if we don't have someone in our Bee Friends to make up the 4th spot in our third group. I could live with that. Even though it means that I will be working on two round robins, plus everything else I am doing, but it would be interesting to see what both these blocks inspire in someone else.