Kea

I had this pattern tester block of Tartankiwi’s Kea  sitting around for ages….like since July…of 2013. Crazy!  Well, I finally decided he needed to become a pillow. You know I’m on a pillow kick, right?

 

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I thought he looked nice framed in the springy green.

 

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I straight line quilted him and found this perfect Echino print for backing in my stash. I love it when that happens.

 

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Isn’t he fun!? I love him. I think I’ll name him Perry. He looks like a Perry, don’t ya think?

 

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I did my usual envelope back. I decided to use the selvage edge instead of hemming. I think it’s the perfect finishing touch.

 

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Do you ever just wake up and think to yourself…”Self! I should totally make a maple pillow today with all those Lizzy House fabrics I’ve been stashing lately.”  No? Just me? Well, I couldn’t resist!  I also scored those awesome candy corn socks at the dollar spot on a recent target trip. Love me some target.

 

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Anyway, I decided to quilt this pillow with a mostly straight line angled grid. I like to densenly quilt pillows because it makes them seem more durable for the inevitable jumping pile the kids will toss them in. And…if you’re gonna do dense quilting it’s SO much easier on a smaller project like a pillow. Ya know?

 

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I’m loving pillows lately. Such a fast finish! You can call me the pillow queen. Oh wait…that probably means something else entirely. Never mind!

 

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I used a fun spider print for the back. I love the stars!

 

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I think I may just keep this spooky pillow out all year. Why not!? haha

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Cascade by Jessica Levitt.

Monday October 13th – Jessica Levitt – Juicy Bits / Windham Fabrics

Tuesday October 14th – Julie Herman – Jaybird Quilts / Jenn Nevitt -knit ’n lit

Wednesday October 15th – Amanda Kattner – What the Bobbin / Andy Knowlton – a bright corner

Thursday October 16th – Marci Debataz – Marci Girl Designs / Jennifer Auh Chon – Sunny in Cal

Friday October 17th – Angela Walters – Quilting is my Therapy / Rachel Gander – Imagine Gnats

Saturday October 18th – Elizabeth Timmons – and pins / Andrea Taddicken – knitty bitties

Sunday October 19th – Erin Erickson – Dog Under my Desk / Jessica Skultety – Quilty Habit
Monday October 20th  – Caroline Press – Trillium Design / Karin Jordan – Leigh Laurel Studios
At each stop Windham has graciously agreed to give away a fat quarter bundle of Cascade fabrics, so don’t miss your chance to win.

 

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Look at that stack of lovelies!  When coordinating with Jessica @ Juicy Bits for this project we discussed how her fabric has a decidedly Art deco feel. I wanted to design a block to compliment it.

 

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Meet the Spindrift block. Available for FREE here in my Craftsy shop.

 

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Once the block was designed, Jessica decided on this layout for the quilt. Spindrift means sea spray blown off of waves during a gale. I think this layout really captures that feeling perfectly.

Spindrift quilt 1 Photo take by Jessica Levitt

I furiously put together this baby quilt top. I do love paper piecing. :)

 

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Check out the gorgeous quilting by Krishma Patel. It really plays well with the water theme.

 

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I used up every bit of fabric Jessica sent over. I whipped up this fun little drawstring bag made from this pattern. You can’t have too many bags.

 

Anyway, I’m sure y’all are interested in how to win that fabulous fat quarter bundle of fabric from Windham. Just enter the drawing through the raffle copter widget below. Good luck, y’all!

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