Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tuesday Time to Tackle: Twisting Heart Pillow

Last week, Connie from Freemotion by the River posted a tutorial for a twisting heart quilt block.  I've been wanting to try some quilting projects--smaller ones, on which I can practice new (to me) quilting techniques.
Connie's project fit that bill, and I had nearly all the supplies on hand.  I ran short on background fabric, so I used two different fabrics for the background.  I think using just one would have been better, but overall, I am pleased with the results.  I decided to make the block into a pillow. 


Not only did I learn how to make those cute pinwheels, I also got to practice using my quilting foot on my sewing machine.  


Have you tried anything new lately?

Thanks to Connie, for posting such an easy-to-follow tutorial.


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13 comments:

  1. It's beautiful Kristi!!! Love the machine quilting you did....the possibilities are endless now!

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  2. Great job!

    Do I see a full-sized quilt in your future?

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  3. This is lovely! And your quilting on it is great!

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  4. I love those little twisting pinwheels, so cute and fun to put together.

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  5. Wow. When I was pregnant with our oldest I took a quilting class. We made baby blankets completely by hand. While I really like the results, it is a whole lot of work.
    Even with a machine, quilting can't be that easy. This pattern is so pretty, but there a lot of points to be putting together! Your pillow looks great!

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  6. Such a cute and pretty little pillow! You did good with the machine quilting too.

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  7. That came out very well. And because it isn't a blinding pink or red, you can use it any time in the year. I like that.

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  8. Kristi, it is beautiful and your fabrics look wonderful! I'm glad you enjoyed the tutorial! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  9. Beautiful work! Found you on Chicken Chick's blog hop.

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  10. What a beautiful pillow.......Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  11. So sweet! This reminds me that I have one of those templates that I have not tried yet. So many things started right now I will need another reminder some months from now.

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