I have a little screened in porch right off of my sewing room. It's nice to sit out there and do hand stitching projects. It's kind of hidden behind my house so no one driving by can see me. It feels like a special secret place just for me. I've been working on making it less cluttered and more pleasant to use this year. As part of that project, I decided my rocking chair needs a new pillow. I'm using the Pocket Change pattern by Libs Elliott to create my pillow. This was included in the September Quilty Box.
I absolutely love curvy quilts. When I saw these fabulous templates in my Quilty Box, I knew I would use them for something.
This is the fabric collection that came with the templates. It's Greatest Hits Vol. 1, by Libs Elliott, for Andover Fabrics. Instead of making a multi colored pillow like shown in the quilt pattern, I opted for a two color blue and green palette. I'm using the blue with the stars all the way over on the lower right, and the blue and green diamond pattern fabric.
The templates were easy to use. I drew around them with a red Frixion pen.
I carefully cut out my curved pieces. Here's what a block is going to look like.
When I sew curves, I use a lot of pins. Remember to sew with the concave piece on top for best results.
I ran out of time for sewing before I finished. I probably had to go cook dinner, or pick up a child from band practice, or something like that. This is how it's looking so far. I like it. The pieces are fitting together nicely. See how the points are coming together?
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If you would like to try Quilty Box, click above to visit their site. It's so much fun to open a box full of quilting goodies each month. I hope I find some time to finish my pillow soon. Because it's not a deadline project, I have to fit it in between my other sewing. When I finish, I'll take some pics on the porch.
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