quilting project: heather ross travel pillow

Soon after moving to North Carolina, I joined the Triangle Modern Quilt Guild (which has been a lot of fun to be a part of). For this past month's meeting, I participated in a travel pillow swap and created a pillow for my swap partner, John, of Quilt Dad fame. 

Using Ashley's quilt block tutorial as a starting point, I created the pillow from limited-edition Heather Ross for Spoonflower fabric and coordinating solids. I opted for an envelope-style back and straight-line quilting for the front. All in all, I was pleased with how it turned out.

P.S. Have you seen Heather's newest line, Far Far Away III? Love!


quilting inspiration

Amish quilt spotted at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City last weekend.


quilting project: ziggity mug rug

When I spotted John's tutorial for an adorable mug rug over on Sew Mama Sew!, I was instantly inspired and decided to whip one up. Which I did. In one evening.

I opted to use all solid scraps on the front, and a floral thrift-store print on the back. This literally took me three hours to make (that included picking fabric, piecing, and hand-sewing the binding), which made it such a fun and satisfying project.