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12/2/12

It Only Took Me A Month To Finish It


You might remember the block in the center of the pillow. I made the star block for my stop on  the Traveling Pic-Stitch Blog Hop and after doing the machine quilting the quilted block sat at the bottom of my WIP's basket sad and forgotten for almost a month. I didn't want it to be sad anymore, so this weekend I decided to finally finish my pillow. I really like the way it turned out and how in such as small project I was able to practice different techniques:
-I made the Star block using the English Paper Piecing method:
-The Star block is both machine and hand applique to the background fabric
-I machine quilted the background fabric following the star pattern of the center block and hand quilted  it using DMC embroidery thread  to add more interest to the design.

I love my new pillow and it only took me a month to finish it:)

Martha.

17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. So nice to see a lone block made into something loved!

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  2. It's just lovely. The hand quilting is beautiful.

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  3. This is beautiful. I love the color combination and the hand quilting. It makes it appear to be radiating. If that makes sense.

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  4. It's beautiful! I love the addition of hand quilting. Very cozy & charming. Adds character to an already great pillow! :)

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  5. Wow that is beautiful! I love your combination of hand and machine quilting.

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  6. I love the way that you added the DMC thread stitching to accent the design.

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  7. That's just gorgeous Martha, your hand stitching is so even and beautiful :)

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  8. Gorgeous pillow - love the stitching around the edge of your block!

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  9. Gorgeous! Your hand quilting is lovely!!

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  10. Martha, it is absolutely lovely!

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  11. Beautiful hand quilting, Martha. Your cushion's absolutely gorgeous!!

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  12. Wow, it's beautiful!!! The quilting especially I love. Glad you finished it!

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  13. OH MY...WOW...and...WOW - this is absolutely stunning! Love, love. That hand stitching just sings to me.

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  14. This is beautiful and well worth the time it took to make every lovely stitch ... :) Pat

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  15. Hi, a visitor from P & J's Lets Get Acq blog Hop- love this cushion, the stitching is fabulous, and all done by hand, sooooo neat! : )

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  16. This is a gorgeous pillow, great job with the colors and design!

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