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Weekend finishes: Pillows

I was so thrilled this week when I found that Janice @ Better of Thread highlighted my Market Tote on her website, after I shared it on her Sew Tuesday link up. I hope you go over and check out the link up, its lots of fun.

Over the weekend, I finished the two postage stamp pillows that were blogged here and here (check out these blogs for close up shots and fabric used). I love how they turned out. Here are the final looks:

Wonky Universe Pillow (my son’s):
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Spring Pillow:
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For the first time, I used invisible zippers for the back opening, across the middle, for both pillows. I love how these look instead of my usual envelope backing:
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And now more photos of these pillows all finished:
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I am linking up with Let’s get acquainted Monday @ Plum and June and Sew Tuesday @ Better of Thread.
Plum and June   Better Off Thread

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First-time: Free motion quilting (FMQ)

One of my favorite things, is when you buy fabric and in the package the fabric store include  those little treats. I have been sent 4 mini charm packs lately. I wanted to try and use them as I was inspired by Amanda Jean @ crazy mom quilts square pillow she had in this blog.

I put 3 of the mini charm packs into a bag and then randomly select them and sewed them in strips and the final result was this cushion top:

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The squares are not aligned perfectly but for the first time using them I think it still looks cute.

I quilted this with flowers. It was my first time doing free motion quilting (FMQ). I was thinking doing a dogwood pattern, which is kind of represented below but after the first one, I decided that I should just go with it and see where it takes me – perfection was not the goal 🙂

I do think its a pretty good job since I have never tried it before. I like that the flower petals are all different and it has the little centers. Here are a couple of photos:IMG_7189 IMG_7191

Material used:
1 mini charm pack – Ticklish, Me & my sisters designs fro Moda
1 mini Charm pack – Happy go lucky, Bonnie @ Camille for Moda
1 mini charm pack – Posy, Aneela Hoey for Moda.

What are your favorite FQM patterns – I would love to add some to my pinterest site as a reference :-)….so leave a comment and let me know. Hope you all have a good weekend, I am linking up with AmandaJean @Crazy Mom quilts for finish it up Friday.