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Road 15 Postage Stamp Pillow

I hope you all had a good weekend. Even though we had 4 boys (all 6 years old) camp over last night, I managed to finish the Road 15 postage stamp pillow. I am so pleased with the finish – most of the squares are  lined up, and I love the straight lined quilting.

PostageStamp_Cushion_Road15Front PostageStampCushion_Road15Back

Details
Front: Road 15 mini charms (2.5 x 2.5″) by Sweetwater for Moda + Bella Solids Cotton mini charm; Batting, and lined with Muslin
Back: Teal Kona Cotton Back with an invisible zipper enclosure

Straight-lined quilting:
PostageStampCushion_Road15Quilting

I am trying these out in my store for the first time, the postage stamp cushions/pillow cover is now available in my Etsy store.

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WiP Wednesday {20.08.2013} + Hexagons galore

I am in the middle of making some more postage stamp cushions/pillows, this time boy themed ones. I am thinking of posting these in my shop.

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I am using 3 mini charm packs; 1 x Kona Solids, and 2 x Road 15. I really like the road 15 for a boys fabric. The pillow will be 10 x 10 squares.

For my “Lovely Year of Finishes” August mid-month check in, I have made up my next row of grey hexagons and now just need to hand-sew them on.

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Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced and A Lovely Year of Finishes.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced My Button

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.