Jeepers, I hadn’t checked my mail for a bit and turns out I’m on the hook for a new quilt bloggers post today (not to mention the perfect picnic blog hop post due on Thursday!) I wasn’t sure exactly what to post then I popped open light room and figured I’d show off my latest finish: a quilted pillow. It’s my first project with my new Wonderful Pfaff sewing machine!
I used scraps from the quilt I posted about last week . They were leftover HST from the diamond in a square blocks that I had the forethought to sew when making the main blocks (thank goodness!)
I trimmed them to 3.5″ unfinished using my Bloc-Loc Ruler (see all Bloc Loc rulers at the Fat Quarter Shop) on this awesome Lazy-Susan style cutting mat by Busy Fingers Patchwork ($31 at Fat Quarter Shop). Both were just AMAZING to work with!! I’d picked them up for a HST of doom quilt I have everything for but am afraid to start. Now knowing how easy they were to trim I’m going to pick up some of that ruler backing to put on the Bloc Loc to keep it EVEN more in place and get started!
I’m pretty pleased with the piping too! It’s not the best but for the first time using the zipper foot on this machine it will do. I have to go have a little more training on it though.[icon-box icon=heart width=2/3] Psssst be sure to visit again this Thursday, June 5th, for a sugary sweet delicious fabric giveaway!
And look there’s a 2nd pillow in progress on the design wall!
I hope you didn’t mind getting a taste of my kind of quilt blogging while you stopped by, there’s plenty more to see but before you leave I’d love it if you took some time to visit some of my other New Quilt Blogger pals. Here’s who else we are hopping to today![column] Sarah @ Smiles Too Loudly
Vera @ Negligent Style
Michelle @ Michelle Bartholomew
Katie @ Good Golly Ginger
Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs
Jana @ Jana Machado
Karin @ Leigh Laurel Studios
Kim @ Ties That Bind Quilting
Yvonne @ Quilting Jet Girl
[/column] [column] Jen @ Bower Bird Patch
Afton @ Quilting Mod
Jessica @ One English Teacher
Barbara @ Suzy Homemaker
Cynthia @ Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework
Mary @ See Mary Quilt
Laurel @ Drowning In Fabric
Linda @ Talking Lunch Box Quilts
Rebecca @ One Wee Bird
Anne @ Hudson Valley Quilts
Diana @ Red Delicious Life
Terri @ Childlike Fascination (that’s me!)
Yup it’s a pretty big hop!!!