Posted by: sandra | October 24, 2010

Templates did not kill me!

Despite everything I’d always thought…using templates for a quilt block did not kill me!  Better yet, they worked, perfectly!  Who’d of thought…As part of our continued effort to make patriotic items for Houston, I made the “American Heroes Pillow” from Joy Iervolino.  I must admit I dreaded this project because it is a more complicated block then I usually do.  I’ve always been more of a nine patch girl!  Well, I spent more time fretting about this project then actually making it.  The pillow went together so easily, and the directions were great!

Basically, the star center is a fussy cut photo transfer, surrounded by a five point star.  This is then appliqued (or machine quilted) to a background with borders added.  I was very pleasantly surprised how well it went together.  I made my block into a pillow (a big pillow 20″) but of course you could make it into a wall hanging or use it as part of a quilt.  The pattern is available at the store.

Thanks a lot Joy for emailing me the pattern, so I could get it done in time!

We have been having some fall weather here, but the autumn leaves have not been very spectacular.  I guess it was too dry here this year.  One thing I love about fall is…

this treat we call “candy corn crack”  Good candy corn with salted dry roasted peanuts.  About 2-3 peanuts per candy corn. It is so good!  I have seen M&M’s added to it, but that doesn’t so it for me.

This is not a great photo, but it is a possibility for a new block of the month at the shop, in wool.  No sheep, Kathie!  I thought it had a great antique feel to it.  Any thoughts?  Do you like it?

Better get back to my “to do” list.

Later, Sandra


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Responses

  1. Love the possible BOM…ready to sign up and start! Thanks for the lack of sheep 🙂

  2. I love it too! despite the lack of sheep…

  3. I love it too cause I love applique Where do I sign!!!

  4. Lisa, I figured you would want to make the sample…


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