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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Home State Love and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday!  This week has been all about scrap play for me.  I've finished a scrappy quilt that I have to keep secret for now, but while my scraps were out, I also sewed a few of my precious AMH bits to make this pillow.

This pillow is for my mom for Christmas (she already knows, so I'm not blowing a huge surprise here).  I already have a collection of embroidered state pillows, one for each of the four states that my hubby and I have lived during our marriage, but believe me, if I didn't have those, I would definitely be making one of these for myself as well.  I'm working on a full tutorial for this 18-inch pillow and it will be ready very soon, so be on the lookout!

Last week's party was filled with great stuff happening in your sewing spaces!  This blue beauty by Gemini Jen is called Halfmoon Bay-

Just look at this Modernized Double Wedding Ring quilt by Jess at Quilty Habit!  I love the modern twist on this traditional pattern.

and check out this cool orange gem mini by Anja Quilts!  Her post actually contains four different gemstone minis, so be sure to hop over and check out the other three!

It's time to link up all of your eye candy from the last week, friends!  Let's party!

1. You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post (not to your home page!) to make it easier for others.
3. Please remember to spread the word and post my button or a text link.  
4. Spread the comment love far and wide!
5. Following me is not a requirement to link, but is so very appreciated!

*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop"  when selecting your thumbnail photo.  For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work!  :)


  1. This pillow is so neat! Really great job! I wish Colorado wasn't such a boring shape! ha!

  2. I'll be watching for the tutorial. I have a stash of MN fabrics that I could use for a pillow like this!

  3. I've been thinking about a state pillow too! I love the bright cheery colors of yours! Can't wait for your tutorial!

  4. Love your state - really sparkles with all the bright scraps!

  5. As usual, your "little project" is amazing! What a cute way to use up a few scraps. The pillow is lovely!

  6. That is cute. Do the shapes and colors represent parishes?

    1. oh no. That would have required way too much precision cutting of each little shape. The state panel is improv pieced with scraps. I'm actually writing a full tutorial on this pillow, and I'll be posting sometime this weekend, if you're interested!

      :) Kelly

    2. I may have to incorporate it into a quilt for one of Louisiana guys.

  7. Love the pillow, a great use of those AMH scraps, thanks for linking up to TGIFF too

  8. This is so cute! I'm seriously considering making a couple of my own pillows. Looking forward to your tutorial. Thanks for sharing my quilt!

  9. Thanks so much for the great tutorial, Kelly. I love this idea and can see making a few for gifts. Hopefully before the holidays!

  10. Your state pillow is beautiful! I'm a little biased as that's my home state!

  11. Oh, that pillow is great! I see Christmas presents in my future.

  12. Really great use of coordinated scraps!

  13. Your pillow is amazing. I may have to consider trying this for Nova Scotia. Thanks for the quilty love and sharing my gemstone mini.


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