Thursday, March 5, 2015

Day 4 of the Simply Striped Pillow Blog Hop

Day 4 of the Simply Striped Pillow Blog Hop !

            Simply Striped Pillow Blog Hop
                             March 5





Welcome to my first Blog Hop on Susie's Sunroom!

I invited six "super star" quilters to make a pillow  "any way you like" from  one pattern-   
     the Simply Striped Accent Pillow Pattern   { available on my Craftsy here}!

Today, the fourth day of the blog hop,  we'll see the pillow that creative artist, designer and longarm quilter  Sheri, of Sunshine In The Attic blog, has made!


Meet Sheri  @ Sunshine In the Attic blog

From Sheri:



Greetings!  Or should I say, "Top o' the mornin' to ya!"  



I'm so happy to be a guest in the Sunroom and have loved making my pillow for the SSPBH!  


When I heard the hop was to be in March, I knew that mine would have a St. Patrick's Day theme.  



I gathered these fabrics and made this paper pieced shamrock.  But somehow, somewhere, the black fabrics and the shamrock disappeared and remain lost, despite my best searching efforts!  Someday, I hope the mystery will be solved!


As the date for the hop approached, I had to start over.



I selected these alternative fabrics and once I got the shamrocks paper pieced,  it took only an hour to construct the pillow, using Susie's excellent pattern!


Then I grabbed the bin of St. Pat's decorations for the photo op. and look what I found!


This is the table topper I made last March with Susie and the Across the Pond Quilt Along group!  Check out the link for the free pattern and other ATP St. Pat's projects.



The free paper pieced shamrock pattern is by Jennifer at Sew Hooked.  I shrunk it down a bit and left off a lobe on two of them to add variety and save time.


 Susie's pattern is easy to follow, quick, and has a very professional flair to it!  The iron on interfacing and fleece add just the right amount of body to the pillow cover.


I'm so pleased with the envelope closure (my first).  It is quick and easy and has a nice finished look.

Thanks Susie for letting me be a guest and to all of you for visiting me here in the Sunroom!

~Sheri

I just love Sheri's  beautiful and delightful St. Patrick's Day pillow!!   This is a  gorgeous holiday keepsake to enjoy for  years to come!  I hope that naughty Leprechaun brings back her  shamrock blocks!!    Check out Sunshine In the Attic for a giveaway this week!


The schedule of bloggers, in case you have missed a day ~

The Schedule-    here at Susie's Sunroom  :   
                         
March 2   Elaine    Summercrafter       

March 3   Susie  Susie's Sunroom      

March 4   Geta      Geta's Quilting Studio     

March 5   Sheri   Sunshine in the Attic         

March 6   Lara    BuzzinBumble          

March 7   Amanda    The Patchsmith   

March 8   Amy  Amy Made That!     



And don' t forget to go to the first day of the blog hop , and sign up there for
THE GIVEAWAY:    
               ~  will remain  open until Friday, March 13 , 2015  12:00 pm  EST 
                       click here  to enter



Thank you for stopping by today!
Stop by tomorrow and see what Lara,  of BuzzinBumble blog, has made for the blog hop!



    1.  The Pattern        2.  Summercrafter        3. Susie's Sunroom
                    

4. Geta's Quilting Studio   5. Sunshine In the Attic






I'm off to my sewing room!






Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Day 3 of The Simply Striped Pillow Blog Hop

Day 3 of the Simply Striped Pillow Blog Hop !

            Simply Striped Pillow Blog Hop
                             March 4





Welcome to my first Blog Hop on Susie's Sunroom!

I invited six "super star" quilters to make a pillow  "any way you like" from  one pattern-   
     the Simply Striped Accent Pillow Pattern   { available on my Craftsy here}!

Today, the third day of the blog hop, we will see the pillow that Geta,  quilting goddess and designer,  of Geta's Quilting Studio, has made !

Meet Geta @ Geta's Quilting Studio  blog


Hi! My name is Geta and I love colors and sewing quilts and bags.

I was glad when Susie invited me to sew a pillow using her first pattern.
Susie is an extraordinary pattern tester. I know it because she tested many of my patterns. Her feedback is always very helpful. So I wasn't surprised when I read the pattern: lots of clear pictures and detailed instructions. 

And here are my pillows. Yes, I just had to make two.


This pattern is perfect for that treasured strip of fabric you have in your stash and don't have the heart to use it!!


I modified a little of the width of the center strip, only to be able to use the whole motif of this beautiful Jenean Morrison fabric.



For the two side panels I used solid fabric. Then I was happy quilting a grid with very closed lines.




I usually quilt with neutral colors but on this piece I chose to quilt in green.



The entire family loved the simple but textured look.





 And the "sister" pillow!


Quilted with yellow thread.


Great project for beginners or a fun break for advanced quilters! And definitely, a quick and easy gift to sew.

~Geta

  These are so elegant, aren't they?   Geta made both of  her stunning  pillows in the 16 inch square pillow size... perfect for showing off her exquisite green and yellow quilting designs!    (The 16 inch pillow dimensions are a bonus in the pattern.)

Go on over  to Geta's Quilting Studio to see details  about her own giveaway!  {here }

The schedule of bloggers, in case you have missed a day ~

The Schedule-    here at Susie's Sunroom  :                             
March 2   Elaine    Summercrafter       

March 3   Susie  Susie's Sunroom      

March 4   Geta      Geta's Quilting Studio     

March 5   Sheri   Sunshine in the Attic         

March 6   Lara    BuzzinBumble          

March 7   Amanda    The Patchsmith   

March 8   Amy  Amy Made That!     



And don' t forget to go to the first day of the blog hop , and sign up there for 
THE GIVEAWAY:    
               ~   it will remain  open until Friday, March 13 , 2015  12:00 pm  EST 
                       click here  to enter



Thank you for stopping by today!

Come by tomorrow to see what Sheri, of Sunshine in the Attic, blog has made!


1. The pattern              2. Summercrafter                       3.  Susie's Sunroom             4   Geta's Quilting Studio




I'm off to my sewing room!






Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Day 2 of The Simply Striped Pillow Blog Hop

Day 2 of the Simply Striped Pillow Blog Hop !

            Simply Striped Pillow Blog Hop
                             March 3



Welcome to my first Blog Hop on Susie's Sunroom!

I invited six "super star" quilters to make a pillow "any way you like" from  one pattern-   
     the Simply Striped Accent Pillow Pattern   { available on my Craftsy here}!
This is my tutorial style pattern for making a 13 inch square  decorative pillow.


Today, the second day of the blog hop  , I am sharing a pillow done  the "Susie's Sunroom" way !



Meet Susie and her creative consultant,  Whiskers

I decided to make a pillow that would coordinate with the Spinning In the Rain Block of the Month quilt that I am making.  ( Spinning in the Rain BoM at Sew Lux Fabrics.)
I am using  the   V and Co.  " Color Me Happy" fabric line for the quilt, and absolutely LOVE this fabric!


Block #9, has a large and a mini size paper pieced pinwheel.   The mini block measures 6 inches square, and I thought how cute would a 3 inch teensie block be!

 A Color Me Happy Pinwheel family   { the pillow is flat here}





My Simply Striped Accent Pillow with a paper pieced  pinwheel stripe     Susie's Sunroom




The pillow back- I used the white kona fabric that is the background fabric in my quilt














I am so happy when I look at my new Spinning in the Rain pillow!!

You can make your own version of a pillow to coordinate with a quilt you are making .                             The pattern is avalable in my Craftsy Shop {here}.

I can't wait to see the other pillows from  all of these amazing quilters...

Here is the  schedule of bloggers- you will want to see them all!

The Schedule-    here at Susie's Sunroom  :   
                     
March 2   Elaine    Summercrafter       

March 3   Susie  Susie's Sunroom      

March 4   Geta      Geta's Quilting Studio     

March 5   Sheri   Sunshine in the Attic         

March 6   Lara    BuzzinBumble          

March 7   Amanda    The Patchsmith   

March 8   Amy  Amy Made That!     


And don' t forget to go to the first day of the blog hop , and sign up there for
THE GIVEAWAY:    
               ~  will remain  open until Friday, March 13 , 2015  12:00 pm  EST 
                       click here  to enter



Thank you for stopping by today!
Come back tomorrow to see what Geta, of Geta's Quilting Studio has  made for the blog hop!


1. The pattern                         2. Summercrafter                         3.  Susie's Sunroom

I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at :                Sew Darn Crafty @  Sew Many Ways  and
                                     And Sew We Craft Together Linky Party @ And Sew We Craft  and
                                     Sew Cute Tuesday @ Blossom Heart Quilts  and
                                     Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio