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Raindrop Pillow Tutorial.  A great way to use up your scraps and it's just in time for Spring!

Raindrop Pillow Tutorial…a great project for spring!

So excited to have Sara from The Aqua House here again today, sharing this DARLING Raindrop Pillow Tutorial. This makes me all sorts of excited for spring! -Ashley . . . . . Spring is here, and if you're like me, you are looking to freshen up your home with some new accessories. It seems like springtime brings lots of beautiful blossoms and cheery colors into our home decor, but this year I knew I wanted to do something different. That's when the idea for this Raindrop Pillow was born…

flying geese pillow

Swap #3 - Entry #5

Name: Lemon and Grey Geese Size: Fits 16" pillow or 18" pillow for a plumper look. Photographed on an 18" pillow form. Details: Envelope style closure. The back is also quilted.

Circle quilting by Darci - Stitches, via Flickr

Circle quilting

Explore Darci - Stitches&Scissors' photos on Flickr. Darci - Stitches&Scissors has uploaded 3373 photos to Flickr.

Square-in-a-Square Pillow | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Square-in-a-Square Pillow

Size: 18-inch square Fabric: Assorted scraps Technique: paper-pieced blocks, hand-quilted front, machine-quilted back

Granny square mini. I love it...(Michelle)

Granny square mini from last year finally done! Quilted it, Made it a pillow and washed it to make it fit the pillow form I had. I love it! About 19" finished and washed.

Explore Michelle @ i like orange.'s photos on Flickr. Michelle @ i like orange. has uploaded 1043 photos to Flickr.

LOVE/NEED this pillow!!

improv love

I have yet another pillow to show you. Only this time I did not make it, it was made for me by the amazing Amber (One Shabby Chick) as part of the Pillow Talk Swap. I love everything Amber makes but this pillow must be my all time favorite. It has it all. Improv piecing a la Denyse Schmidt, texty prints, beautifully unexpected pops of magenta, hot pink, and purple - what a genius idea, and this dense straight line quilting that adds so much texture and interest to this pillow. I loved the…

AMAZING Feather Bed Pillow

Words (and my SMS Giveaway Offering) | A Crafty Fox

AMAZING Feather Bed Pillow

Paper Pieced Kaleidoscope Tutorial

Paper Pieced Kaleidoscope Tutorial

Way back in March, I saw this stunning quilt top on Rita's blog. I was absolutely awestruck and mentally jotted down "paper pieced kaleidoscope quilt" on my to-make list. Fast forward to round 9 of the Pillow Talk Swap (PTS9) when I was partnered with Adrianne of Little Bluebell. I've been a big fan of Adrianne's for a while now and really wanted to make something that she'd enjoy. In her description of what she'd like to receive, she listed simple, all-over design as being something she…

Bee In My Bonnet

Quilty Fun Release Date Announced and a Giveaway!!!...

Good Morning!!! I just wanted to let you know that the final ship date for my new book... Quilty Fun Lessons in Scrappy Patchwork by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet (that's me!!!) is October 15th! YaY! (pre-order here) It's just around the corner and I'm getting so anxious:) As you know... all photos for the book took place in my little cottage:) Kimberly and the Girls from It's Sew Emma came and took ALOT of photos. I'm NOT even kidding. They were here for a week... It was so fun and it…

Scrappy Christmas Throw Pillow Tutorial for the Bake Craft Sew Along!  (Enter to win over $1000 in prizes!)

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Using Perle Cotton for quilting, in the sewing machine and by hand.  Great tips from Little Miss Shabby

Quilting with Perle Cotton

I have received numerous questions recently about using Perle Cotton for quilting whether by hand or by machine. So, I thought I’d talk a bit about the two techniques. The Faux Sashiko pillo…

Aerial Kisses pillow by Rachel!

Aerial Kisses pillow

Blogged. My first ever blogpost!! You can find the tutorial to make this block here Raspberry Kiss block tutorial.

Fall Pillow by Jenib320

Fall Pillow

- 15"x15" - Half-square triangle construction - Variety of fabrics, details here - Kona white + Kona Wheat - Machine quilted and bound Blogged

from the blue chair - love those tiny 1" squares

from the blue chair

It's not always about sewing around here. In fact it's rarely about sewing lately. A few weeks ago I was sick in bed all Friday. Not horrible sick, just sick enough that when I tried to do things, all I wanted was to go back to bed. I got the kids off to school and went back to sleep until 11, but after that I was pretty bored. Sitting still drives me nuts! For some reason I decided to watch YouTube videos on making French Macarons. I have always wanted to try making these perfectly…