Autumn Pillow for Therm O Web

These seasonal pillows I’ve designed using the great products from Therm O Web have become some of my favorite things!  For autumn I drew up a bunch of different leaves to applique to the pillow and then picked a word that reminds me of Autumn – CRISP.

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You can find the tutorial to make your own “CRISP” pillow over at Therm O Web’s blog by clicking HERE.  (And yes – those are little panda’s on the Cotton N Steel fabric I used for the background!)

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I had a great time free motion quilting this with aurifil thread and it is so cozy!IMG_1901-001

And here are the four pillows I’ve designed so far.  I’m thinking I need to do some more holiday ones … hmmm .. it might be too late for this Halloween but I could have one ready for next …

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Do you have a favorite?  Let me know in the comments below if you like Crisp, Bloom, Snow, or Hug Me the most?

Robin Koehler of NESTLINGS by Robin– Scrap Quilt Designer Showcase

It’s the 15th of October!  Which means a few things … it’s my half birthday (yeah!), it’s time for me to introduce you to another fabulous designer and it’s your last inspirational post before your Scrap Quilt Challenge Quilts are due (November 3rd).  Today I am really happy  to introduce you to Robin Koehler of NESTLINGS by Robin – almost exclusively on facebook, twitter, and her blog

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Let’s hear what Robin had to say to my fun little questions before we head to her blog to find out more about her take on scrap quilting!

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K: Why do you enjoy using fabric scraps for quilting?
R: I mostly use them in mini projects and usually because I really loved the
color family leftovers from another project and can't throw them away.
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K: Do you have a secret or tip for storing your scraps?
R: So if the scraps from a project are enough to keep for a mini, they go
into a small bag and hung from a shower curtain hook on the closet rod in
my work room.

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K: If someone were to have given you one tip for sewing/quilting when you
first started - what do you wish they would have told you?

R: I think a scrap management system would have been very helpful because if
you become passionate about this world, then the scraps and the stash pile
up very quickly!
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K: What's your favorite color to use in your quilts?
R: I tend toward blacks, greens, reds, and golds.

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K: If you have a picture and/or story of your favorite quilt you've made
using scraps thus far ... please attach and share.

R: I am attaching a picture of a small wall hang that I made a match set of
(one for my mom and one from me) using the leftovers from a show quilt.
The iris is a Katie Lane Design.  The show quilt turned out lovely and I
just couldn't get rid of the leftovers so these were made and then a few
small pins and now the itty bitty leftovers need to go!

Now – head on over to Robin’s blog to see what she has to share with you about using your scraps!

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