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Cathedral Quilt Block Pillow Cover

cathedral-quilt-block-pillow-cover

I’ve wanted to try making a cathedral quilt square for a while, but it seemed so complicated, so I put it off. But the other day, I decided to give it a try and found this wonderful tutorial. She made it sooo easy.

close-up of cathedral quilt block

I ended up just making 6 squares and turning it into a pillow cover, but I plan on making a quilt sometime soon. I really enjoyed making the blocks and I learned a lot just making these 6.

The back. I just used some red and white polka dot fabric that I had.

back-of-pillow

So, if you’re looking for a relatively simple, quick project, this is a good one!

Linking up to:

Quilt Matters,   TGIFF@ Quokkaquilts

Crazy Mom Quilts, Finish It Up Fridays

My Quilt Infatuation: NTT

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Next Up, a Scrap Quilt

I have lots of scraps and have never really used them because I can’t ever figure out what I want to do. A few months ago, I bought Sunday Morning Quilts (< affliate link) and it basically gives you lots of ideas about how to use scraps. Honestly, I looked through it, admired how pretty all the pictures were, then put it away.

But, the other day I pulled it out the other day and made myself pick something to make, and this it is. Actually, my 4-year-old picked it out. He just loooooves all the “cowors.”

quilt-to-make

Cute, right? A little busy, but very cute.

So, I’ve been pulling fabric out of this……

scrap-pile

and have made these…. 10 so far.

10-blocks

I’m trying to just pull from the scrap pile and not think too much about what I’m putting where. The exception is the square in the middle, which the book suggests using fussy cut squares. (The best way I know to describe fussy cut is when you pick out a specific part of the fabric that you want and cut it out, like the way I tried to frame the bird in the picture.) But for the other pieces, I’m definitely trying to just sew whatever I pull.

I think this pattern calls for something like 265 blocks. That is A LOT of blocks, so I’m not really trying to rush and get this one done. Right now, I’m just going to try to do 5 blocks a day and see where that gets me.

If you’re looking for a good book about using scraps, I’d recommend this one. I’ve enjoyed it. The authors give some good tips and the pictures are pretty.

Make a Honey Bun Quilt Top

Several years ago (before I really knew what I was doing) I bought 2 honey buns on eBay on sale. Then I couldn’t figure out what in the world to do with them. I tried to come up with something, but gave up. Anyway, the other day I decided to take them out and play with them again. This time I came up with a baby quilt to make. And it turned out pretty cute, in my opinion. If you want to try one, go ahead and read through this entire post before you start. I think that’ll make it easier. And I’ll go ahead and warn you, I did run into a smallish problem at the very end, but I fixed it with some creative ironing 🙂 and it was no big deal, and I explain near the end of the post.

So, if you want to make one yourself, here you go:

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Moda Honey Bun Quilt Top

I finally made a quilt from a honey bun fabric roll. I bought two honey buns several years ago on eBay, tried to do something with them, gave up, and then finally made this.

Moda Honey Bun Quilt Top

It’s a baby quilt (obviously) 🙂 and measures approximately 32 X 39 inches.

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