Take a bow!

I am so happy to show you two new pillow cases that I made with pattern C from my “Take a bow” paper piecing set. The pdf file is almost finished and will be uploaded to craftsy soon, I promis! I will let you know when it is available!

First some WIP pictures:

I finally made the decision to turn the two blocks into pillows instead of one quilt. Only after pinning the quilted block to a pillow to see what it would look like, I was sure of my decision!  As you can see in the photo’s I used some pebbling and stippling for the FMQ.

I am pretty happy with how it all turned out! I think both pillows deserved a photo opportunity…..even on a gray day as today! The colours in these fabrics are so bright they just make you think the sun is there anyway!

There are some more projects in the works with the other patterns from the same set! I hope to be able to show you these tomorrow or the day after. I am linking up with Never To Hot Too Stitch for TGIFF , Creations Quilts Art Whatever, Confessions Of A Fabric Addict, Richard and Tanya Quilts and  Crazy Mom Quilts.

Have a great weekend! Please do not eat all of the chocolate bunnies… I want some too! 😉


EDIT 03-30-2013: the pattern is now available on craftsy!



17 thoughts on “Take a bow!

  1. Hoi esther:

    Zien gewoon weg uit om op te ..eten. Ik herken de achtergrond van de kussen fotos.Ben blij dat je er geen quilt van hebt gemaakt. Zoals ze hier zeggen: The colors and pattern POP!
    Ze zijn echt “Easter Candy”.

    • It actually is not that difficult, although there are one or two pieces in there that were a pain in the proverbial behind! I have done many of these bows by now (because of the testing), and it gets easier and easier!

    • Thank you Kathleen. Writing the pdf was a big job, so I am pretty happy that all of that is finished! Now I am just hoping that people who buy the pattern will send me their pictures. I am dying to see what they make of the patterns.

    • Hi Diann,
      Thank you for visiting my blog! I was suprised myself that the FMQ turned out like this! I guess it has to do with a good eye-hand coordination. I am an art teacher so I better be good at that, right? And… I doodle a lot! Maybe that helps with making quick decisions on which direction to go in FMQ-ing. And I learned that the FMQ-ing turns out better when I am relaxing my hands and not go too fast. Hope this helps a bit…that is the best advice I can give you. I am still a beginner so I have not figured the rest out yet! 😉

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  3. Thank you for linking up in March to Richard and Tanya Quilts on our Link a Finish Friday. We will have a new linkup available every Friday. So stop by and share what you have been working on and check out what others are doing.

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