Quilting Canada Day Away

>> Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Happy Canada Day!

Surprisingly I spent a lot of time quilting today:)

I finally finished this pillow cover. I had a 'pin' in that "N" for a couple of years! I decided to get this done to make room for new projects. I'm not a red and white person, but I do like the trees, lakes, and rocks where I live. So this is my Canada Day pillow.

I had time to start AND finish June's Threads of Memory Block!
No paper piecing this time;)

I really like how Temecula Quilt Company made her block.

You can see lots of other options at the flickr page - see how changing the corner squares to not match the star background changes how the block looks.

As what always seems to happen on a holiday, one of my children joined me in my quilting space and wanted to make something. This is the result - a pillowcase for my son.

This was an exercise in patience and building a block the way I make modern blocks. It made me realize that making a pillowcase like this would be a really fun way to practice piecing modern blocks. 

Start with a base size - for the pillowcase, I cut out one side of the pillowcase and let my son rummage through my scraps to cover the side. 
(The 'A' and 'M' blocks are actually a pocket!)

My project for this week is to work on my next Halloween 1904 block.

With Joy,

Sarah Vee


Beth July 2, 2014 at 2:50 PM  

Great pillow. Love the pillowcase you made with your son. I never thought of doing one with modern improve techniques. I have so many scraps.....hmmm
You inspire me

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