Monday, August 8, 2016

Pillow Talk

It looks like I may actually get to teach a beginners quilting class this Fall, at a local friend's shop!
We decided a simple patchwork pillow cover would make the perfect, finishable starter project!
I have plenty of time, but I had to jump right in and "try it on"!
And because this shop owner is also a sweet friend and encourager, I made her a pillow, from a glimpse I got from her Pinterest board while we were planning. 
I feel wonderfully sneaky!
I get to surprise her with it today!
She is also a big fan of gingham! (Be still my heart!)
I need more Valdani colors! I would have gone around each star, but this was the only color I have that matched! I will have to pay a visit to Sunny Day Supply!
Such an easy wonky block, and sew fun!
I have to add a few gratuitous flower shots...their colors make me glad, daily!
And some sweets from my friend Terri! 
It is good to be back with my people!!!!
Linking with Beth@CookingUpQuilts for Main Crush Monday, because all this goodness!!!

ps. When I figure out how to add links from my iPad! Help welcome!


The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Such a sweet pillow for your friend - she'll be so surprised. Beautiful flower photos.

Rebecca Grace said...

Your pillow is darling -- that should be a great beginner class. I really like the pronounced but simple hand quilting stitches in contrasting thread. What kind of thread did you use for that?

Gina said...

I love your pillow Sarah and think you will make a fabulous teacher!!!!!

Jayne said...

Yep, both are very cool pillows! I especially love the last one! I never could use my iPad for writing blog posts. It's pretty old, maybe the newer ones are better at that! Hope you can figure it out!

Christine S said...

I love those wonky stars so much!!

legato1958 said...

I love your gorgeous pillow! The hand stitching just sets it off! Aren't pillows for gifts great gifts!!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Looks like things are moving along well for you Sarah after relocating again, always a relief to settle in well. The pillow is beautiful and no doubt was well received. I especially like the hand quilting.

Lorna McMahon said...

That is such a pretty pillow... Love the hand quilting. Congratulations on the news you will be teaching a class! How exciting!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! The design is beautiful and I love the hand quilting.