This is my entry post for the Blogger Quilt Festival for the Mini Category.
In February I created a flower pillow that I wanted to share with you today.
As the pillow is about 20 inches across I am entering it in the mini category. If it was square it would be about 80 inches around.
It is a mixture of clever patchwork and lovely free motion quilting (FMQ)
The front and back are quilted differently.
For the straight lines and arches I used longarm rulers. To be able to quilt with the rulers you do need a special ruler toe. You can get more information on using longarm rulers on a domestic sewing machine (I did everything on a Janome 7700) on this wonderful blog.
I wrote a tutorial so you could create your own flower or star pillow. You could even make a tabletopper out of it! I hope you enjoy the tutorial!
In October 2014 I participated for the first time in the BQF and I had a blast! My mini paint tube quilt even won in its category.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who visited my blog then and even voted for my quilt back in October! Thank you!
I will be entering another quilted pillow in the Blogger Quilt Festival, this time in the Home Machine Quilted category.
I hope you will be inspired by all the lovely quilts in this year’s festival!