Friday, March 21, 2014

Q1 - BoM blocks


As part of my Q1 list I wanted to find some use for my Skill Builder BoM blocks. The easiest thing to do was to turn them into cushion covers. That means another finish, yay! You can check the full list here. My current score is 5 out of 10. Eeek.

Finish Along 2014



As usual I wanted to practice FMQ on them but I decided to join Triangle QAL so I quilted triangle grid instead. The back is plain one fabric layer with hidden zipper.


My fav part is hand stitched triangle. Just simple three lines in three different colors.


So have you heard about the Triangle QAL? I always liked the look of triangle quilts. I thought the fabrics I used for these BoM blocks would be fine. There are some scraps and some local fabrics and it'll be challenging for my aesthetics to find decent layout. I learned I'm not really able to do random scrappy look so it might be another warm against cold. I might need to add something in. We'll see. Let's wait patiently for the cutting instructions :-)


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18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cushions! I love the look of hand stitched quilting, but still yet to do it!

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  2. Love the hand quilting. Those blocks made lovely cushions. Well done, Vera!

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  3. Oh, those are so great! I love the handquilting!

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  4. From humble blocks to elegant pillows - nice finishes! That's 5 lovely finishes - you should be proud! I hope you'll pull out the ballerinas soon though - maybe it's time to start picking out some fabrics for house #8? ;)

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  5. You are flying it! I'm hoping or 1 out of 5. Congrats on another one done!

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  6. I love what you've done with those blocks - I've got a pile of them quilted up (QAYG) but I've never finished making the whole thing. Your cushions look great and I love that handquilting :D

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  7. I love these cushions and the quilting! Your fabrics are so pretty!!

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  8. Beautiful pillows! Is that heavier thread hand quilting or machine? Its a nice pop against the other triangle grid.

    Looks like I might hop-on to the Triangle-QAL as well. Triangles are fascinating!

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  9. It was a great idea to use those blocks for cushions - they look lovely :) And I might join you in the Triangle QAL.Last year I bought some fabrics to make a triangle quilt but I've never started it so maybe this is the time :)

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  10. Your pillows are beautiful!

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  11. Now that is an interesting way to add design, color as well as use up scraps! I am currently making decorative pillows for my living room...mind if I copy your design?

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  12. 5 out of 10 is great. I'd be happy with 1 out of 10. A finish is a finish! The pillows are lovely and I think your hand quilted triangles were just the perfect addition. I'm jealous you can do such a good hidden zipper. You also have me curious about the Triangle QAL and I certainly didn't need to add another project to the list........lol.

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  13. Your hand quilting is always so fantastic!
    And 5 for 10 is awesome, i'm sitting at 5 for 12 this round. Still time!!!

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  14. Love the hand quilting, Vera!! The pillows look beautiful with that addition :)

    -Soma

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  15. Love the triangle grid quilting on your pretty pillows! Looking forward to seeing your triangle quilt come together. I am also participating in the Triangle QAL! It is hard to be patient...

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  16. the handquilting is wonderful! I think your fabrics for the QAL are great. I'm waiting to get cutting to see where mine goes, too. =)

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