Thursday, April 28, 2011


where I went?  I was so busy the week before Easter finishing quilts and getting ready for my trip to Virginia I just didn't have time to post.  I did, however, take a little time just for me and made this

I appliquéd!  Yes, it is raw edge which may be "cheating" for some but I like it.  I found the pattern for the floral design on the internet (but don't remember where).  I thought about adding stitches for dimension but decided against it.  I outline quilted the design with two rounds of stitching and then I stippled (small meander) the pillow top to make the design "pop" a bit.  The appliqué is secured with a blanket stitch.  So far, two pillows from scraps and I still have bags of pastel scraps to make more!

While I was in Virginia for Easter I spent a lot of time with these people

and an inordinate amount of time with this guy

Returning home was difficult and I miss my grandchildren (and their parents!) more than they will ever know.  I think I will console myself with some studio therapy this weekend.  I have some pretties on my cutting table!!


  1. Your pillow is adorable...glad you had fun with the grandkids.

  2. There's nothing like spending time with the family. Glad you had a happy time.

  3. who wouldn't miss those gorgeous children. Beautiful!

  4. Your pillow is gorgeous, and so are your grandchildren! Have a wonderful time in the studio this weekend!

  5. It's LOVELY to hear from you!!!!

    That's such a beautiful pillow. Glad to hear you got to spend some quality time with your family.

  6. Beautiful pillow and I like your blog as well :-) Greetings from Slovakia :-)

  7. What an adorable pillow, just love it! Being with family and little ones, is just the best ever!

    Happy I found your blog.



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