Go Your Own Way Pillow

I joined this great online quilting bee this year and I’ve been having tons of fun with it!

For our February blocks, the Queen Bee picked the Darting Bird block in turquoise/aquas, purples, and chartreuses scrappy keeping each block within one color family.

I loved them so much that I made a bunch more blocks up.

Now, what to do with all these great blocks??

Of course, make an awesome pillow:

What do you think?

I’m thinking of making a couple more up, I had so much fun piecing and quilting these. I figured out it’s easier to quilt on the outside rather than the inside of previous stitches (for example, it was easier to work from the right corner towards the left corner with this one.)

I used the hidden zipper idea from S.O.T.A.K. Handmade. I love how easy it went it!

This would be a great project to Attack Your Scraps with too!!

Mother’s Day Pillow

What better gift could I have given my Mom on Mother’s Day besides her king-sized quilt that I ran out of thread for while quilting it? (more is on the way)

Well, a pillow to match of course!

I started making the hexagons for these once the quilt top was complete. I wanted to be sure that the scraps were really scraps and not needed for the quilt. I sewed them together by hand, then machine quilted them onto a 17inch square.

It was hard to give this to her, I wanted to keep it for my house! The back may be my favorite part oddly enough. It’s just strips left over that I made into an envelope back. Oh I love it.