Just some lovelies from bits...

Nothing too crazy to report here (but there might be something pretty exciting next week hint hint), but wanted to share a couple of lovelies so here ya go...

I had an itch to stitch something quick and easy this week and went for an easy strip pieced pillow. It all started once I FINALLY finished my pillow from an orphan block I made in Amy Smart's class at QuiltBLISS. I even used the vintage 327k to do a little matchstick quilting. It has a really fast reverse so I didn't even bother turning it while quilting. Rebel, I know! Lol

I used three color threads: teal, great, and purple. :)

So, even after finishing my sweet pillow, I wanted more. So I gathered by bits and pieces left from my Mother's Day quilt (here) and got to work. They are so easy to make, too (in case you still need a Mother's Day gift)! A quick google can get you started. Amy taught us to piece on 8.5 x 8.5 inch paper (just trim up some printer paper scraps) and crease it down the diagonal. I actually finished up today while hanging out at Urban Spools and decided to leave it there for a few weeks since we will be packing up soon (again). It looks much prettier there than in a box or closet at home.

For the back, I used a wide scrap piece from the mama quilt backing to make an envelope closure. I have 4 more of these blocks left. Maybe I'll make a tote bag. Hmmm.

I'm also teaching a fun new little girls dress series at the shop and I will be teaching the Ruby (by The Cottage Mama) next month (dress on right). That's some Tula Pink right there!

That's all I got! Hope you have a great week!
Ciao! <--that's for you, Cristina. ;)
Ps - sorry for all the iPhone pics this week.


  1. I love those dress, and the Fox Field fabric you chose. It makes me want to sew my little lady one too!

  2. I love the matchstick quilting with the different thread colours! I'll have to put that on my "to-try one day" list :)

  3. the pillow is so colourful, love it and both dresses are very pretty

  4. Love those pillows! Good to know about the paper an the crease. How fun you are doing those classes! Can't wait to see how those go:) Wish I was close enough to attend.

  5. Super cute pillows!! I love your giant safety pins too! How fun!

  6. beautiful pillow, and super cute dress!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  8. Love your style! I love the pillow, the dress, AND the chair!

  9. Cute pillows. What a great idea to use up some scraps!

  10. Ah, I love those cushions, and the stitching is awesome!! That's the second fabulous pillow I've seen sitting on a great looking chair today- I think I need a new chair and some new cushions!!

  11. Everything looks great! The little dress is so gorgeous.


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