Welcome to WEEK #7!!
We are working our way through my latest book, SCRAPBOOK OF FRIENDS, by making pillows for each block featured! Be sure to check out what my partner in crime, Carrie [HERE on Instagram] has to add to the festivities too.
Carrie and I love working together and have really enjoyed collaborating on this book project over the last couple of years but we pretty much always do something a bit different so you will ALWAYS get two perspectives to everything if you follow along with us both!
Also, you will definitely want to see the MODA Blog Post HERE.
WELCOME SPECIAL GUESTS:
We have a NEW GUEST joining us this week. WELCOME ANNA DINEEN from The Wandering Path blog and Instagram.
And of course KIMBERLY JOLLY is whipping up another fabulous pillow and SUSAN VAUGHAN is back too to add to mine and Carrie’s too. Can’t wait to see everyone’s lovely pillow inspirations this week.
As for me… SMALL ROTARY CUTTER ACCIDENT HAS DELAYED ME A BIT. Below is all the info I was able to type in with one hand :-). I have a fun pillow top to shop you but that is as far as I got due to a medium serious rotary cutter accident Monday morning. I am fine but my left hand isn’t going to be doing any sewing or much quick typing for about a week or at least the next few days.
I will post more info later this week or next Tuesday at the latest!!
Some quick bandaging by my quilting friends, a husband who came home from work, a nurse friend from down the street, and a quick visit to urgent care, and I am all bandaged up and ready to go but just not super functional!
Our theme this week is CHRISTMAS and I kind of feel like this NEIGHBORHOOD quilt was made for a Christmas village…
Using (4) Christmas red prints for mine, a bunch of green and cream scraps, and a scrap of tan.
As a quick SUMMARY reminder of how this is working each week:
This week we are working with Carrie’s NEIGHBORHOOD block in the book.
The blocks are straight out of the book but since this is a Christmas flavored project, I decided to morph my trees into some evergreens. Here is the info if you would like to do the same:
More info coming here for this… but my one handed typing energy kind of petered out today :-)! We can’t wait to come back together next week for our final post and to share all of our pillows at once as well as some special prizes too!
Come check out my INSTAGRAM page to follow along on the #pillowalong hashtag and see the announcement of last week’s winner this week! Each week, anyone who posts a photo with some portion of what they are working on for the pillow along and uses the #pillowalong hashtag, will be entered to win a “special prize” from Carrie and/or I.
This week, my winner will also receive a baggie with my leftover autumn ½ square triangles with these exact same fabrics in hopes that they might become someone else’s much-cherished pillow!
Sounds like a perfect way to spend the summer, don’t you think?
A FEW FAQ THAT I HAVE GOTTEN SEVERAL TIMES SO HERE ARE THE ANSWERS:
How do I enter the GIVEAWAY?
See above for more info. But basically all you have to do is be working on the pillow for that week in some way, post a photo and use the hashtag. It can be anything… from a fabric pull to a few parts sewed to a block, anything really!
Do I have to make pillows to join?
No! if you want to work on one of the quilts in the book as we work on pillows… GO FOR IT and as long as you post to the hashtag, you can still be entered in our weekly giveaways.
What are the hashtags?
If you want us and others to see what you are working on [any progress shots are fine… and of course finished pillow tops or pillows too], then use the hashtags #pillowalong and #scrapbookofquilts
I don’t have the book yet. Is it too late?
No at all. Grab a book and join us. Making pillows is always fun and there are so many projects in this book that you can start with!
Join our FACEBOOK GROUP if you haven’t already [CLICK HERE] as we will be working on it there as well as here on the blog each week.
See you next week for the grand finale!
Joanna and Carrie too… along with Kimberly, Susan, Susan, Anna, Greg, Chelsi and Melissa
Week 1: Set Up
Week 2: Patriotic
Week 3: Neutral
Week 4: Two Color
Week 5: Autumn
Week 6: Halloween
Week 7: Christmas
EDIT: If you are Dana firstname.lastname@example.org well then CONGRATS. YOU ARE OUR BLOG…May 26, 2023
Finger Update: Thanks for SO MANY of you who have messaged and emailed me about…August 10, 2021
Phyllis | 3rd Aug 21
Pillow Along has been SO MUCH FUN!! Looking at the stash, which is never perfect, and figuring what size pillow and how much of which fabric and where to put it -and then making it work – has been the BEST color placement lesson! But maybe with you sliced and Carrie out of steam and me two weeks behind, perhaps when you plan for –all of 2022– you could do only once a month? Or a quarterly kit subscription? Or pointers for pillows on our own with your mini patterns maybe?
email@example.com | 11th Aug 21
Hi Phyllis- I am so very glad to hear you have enjoyed the challenge… we felt exactly the same way!
I think we are all done with pillows for now. But certainly might get the itch to do another here or there. Who knows!
Colleen SANDBACH | 3rd Aug 21
Hi! Love the pillows! I was wondering where you got the red check in the spool pillow? It’s so cute! Live the instructions and the “happiness” in this book!!!
firstname.lastname@example.org | 11th Aug 21
Colleen- You are so sweet! The red gingham was from an older Fig Tree line… I can’t even remember which. Maybe Strawberry Fields?
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