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Start of a mini quilt – Pushme Pullme Block

Yesterday, I launched my “Pushme Pullme” Block pattern. It was so much fun to see what the testers created. For many, it was the first time I had seen their projects, so it was a surprise for me as well.  Being inspired by what they had made, and realizing that I needed to have my own Pushme Pullme project to keep, I started on a mini quilt of four blocks. I managed to sew up the first block already…

Inspiration came from:

  1. The backing fabric  which I chose first and inspired the color choices. This is Mod Guys Gray Madison, from the Mod Guys & Girls collection by Michael Miller Fabrics.MMNovelty-CX5906-GRAY-D-450
  2. Kristel’s mini quilt project and how she played with the sashing. I loved this idea so much, that I mixed the green with grey sashing.
  3. I am planning on trying the circular quilting that Ashley did for her pillow on this mini quilt. I am a little nervous about this though.
  4. Lastly, I have fallen in love recently with Kona sunrise and sunset bundles/charms, mostly I think for the graduation of the color values. I want to incorporate that graduation of value with the orange arrows.

Take a look at this blog post that goes through the construction of the block. Also, don’t forget the giveaway and check out my tester’s projects. They have all done a fabulous job.

Ashley @ Wasn’t Quilt in a Day
Kristel @ Work-in-Progress Girl
Mara @ Secretly Stitching
Sarah @ Sarah Quilts

Pushme Pullme Block Pattern Launch + Giveaway

I am so excited to make available my Pushme Pullme Block Pattern. The final block measures 15″. It is a quick, easy and versatile pattern.

The overall design came about originally with a quilt in mind, that I am currently making for a friend’s little boy.

My testers have done an amazing job, using the pattern in many ways, highlighting the versatility of the block.  Check out their finishes!!

Ashley @ Wasn’t Quilt in a Day created an amazing pillow with teal and pink arrows, with a popping yellow edging.

Kristel @ Work-in-Progress Girl created a mini quilt and played around with the colors represented in the sashing to make it truly unique.

Mara @ Secretly Stitching used it as the front of a very cute play mat tote for her nephew. Extremely adorable.

Sarah @ Sarah Quilts made some great pillows for Christmas gifts for a male friend. I love the use of black and reds.

The pattern can be found on Craftsy and Etsy. I have also added it to my right-hand side menu for easy access.

To celebrate the launch of my pattern, I have TWO GIVEAWAYS.

  1. For the first giveaway, I will give the winner a copy of the pattern + 2 fat quarters of modern quilting fabric in a color of your choice (ie. blue or green or multi colored). To win leave a comment below on what you would like to make with the pattern. If you are a follower, leave a second comment and let me know how you follow.
  2. For the second giveaway, if you leave a comment below + all 4 posts of my testers above you will be in the draw to win my favorite quilting book (at the moment) – Quilt Improv by Lucie Summers.


All winners will be chosen randomly next Friday and announced here. I hope you like the block and the projects the testers came up with. Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.