Friends, Quilting, Sewing


I’ve been doing a little sewing this past month and have some fun things to share! Sorry for the long post, but I hope you enjoy the pictures :)

Last month I joined Sam and Stacey for a meeting with the Denver Quilt Guild. It was perfect timing because they were just starting a quilting bee. Each person who wanted to participate picked a quilt pattern and the fabrics they wanted to use and put everything in a box. Then, every month, we swap the boxes and make a couple of blocks based on the person’s pattern/fabrics.

For my quilt I decided to go with Bella’s Bird by Lotta Jansdotter.  Here are my fabric selections (thanks to Sam and Stacey for their help in choosing coordinating/contrasting fabrics!):


Sam and I exchanged boxes last month. You can see the gorgeous squares she made for me here.

Sam’s quilting inspiration is the  is the Stained glass quilt from Narcoleptic in a Cupboard. Unfortunately, I didn’t think to get a picture of all the cute fabric Sam had for her quilt. Here are the two blocks I completed for her.

Stained Block

Stained Block 2

Sam, Stacey and I also made some pillows for our friend Genia’s birthday/housewarming party. Stacey suggested the Chopped Vegetables Pillows by Elizabeth Hartman.

Pillow Front

I ended up starting my pillow a week before the party, so I was cutting, sewing and quilting the Sunday before and every night after work. Once finished, this is a quilted pillow case with an invisible zipper that fits a 20″ pillow form. I’m really happy with how my quilting and zipper turned out! And of course, the best part was how happy Genia was to receive these pillows from us :)

Pillow Back

We each chose one of the pillow styles to make, and all of the pillows used the two skully fabrics and the off-white kona cotton. Here are all three pillows!


6 thoughts on “Quilting!”

  1. I haven’t tried quilting, but I like the idea of pillows vs. the panels/wall hangings other friends have done as a first quilting project…


  2. The squares you made for Naomi’s quilt are absolutely gorgeous! It is fun seeing the progress each month. You have a wonderful attention to detail – everything looks professionally made by a master seamstress. Hugs xxx


  3. Wow! You have been busy. Love the quilting. Wish I liked sewing as much as knitting but I don’t. I sewed so much when my girls were small. You do beautiful work. Love the colors.


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