Tuesday, July 27, 2021

A Scrapbook of Quilts - Pillow Along!!

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 I am so excited!!!  Today is my day to share in the Pillow Along for A Scrapbook of Quilts !!!  If you haven't check out this book yet, let me say, it is amazing!!!!   Co-Authors Joanna Figueroa and Carrie Nelson use 6 basic quilt blocks and a pile of scraps to make over 30 gorgeous projects. And for this week of the Pillow Along, I was asked to use the Cathedral Garden Block and a Halloween theme to make up a Pillow.  

And here is what I made!!!  Isn't this just the cutest!!!!   Of course, I always have to go off a little and I made a table runner instead of a pillow.  I can't wait to use it this year!!   This is the same Cathedral Garden Block from A Scrapbook of Quilts I just played with the fabric layout to make the word boo!!   And I think it is just so fun how it worked out.   

I used Fig Tree scraps in Orange and Cream and Grunge Black for the letters and the binding.  And rather than do each block in one fabric, I went for an all over scrappy look.  I think it really adds to making the boo pop all the more.

And when it came time to quilt it, I thought it would be fun to add to the Halloween effect by quilting spiderwebs.   This was my first time trying them, and I am super pleased with how they turned out.  Not all my echoing is perfect, but it works :)  I even added a little spider in the center o, so fun!!!    

And this Pillow Along  post wouldn't be complete without a diagram.   I am hoping you all will want to quilt along and make your own Boo Cathedral Garden Pillow or Table Runner as well.  
 You will need a copy of A Scrapbook of Quilts and use the directions for the Large Cathedral Garden Block!!!   I used 5 Orange Fig Tree Fat Quarters and 4 Cream Fig Tree Fat Quarters  and 1/2 yard of Black Grunge .  But you can totally use Scraps or more Fat Quarters for variety.  

Make 8 Blocks total in the following fabric layouts of blocks.  

                               Block 1 Layout - Make 1                           Block 2 Layout - Make 4

                              Block 3 Layout - Make 1                              Block 4 Layout- Make 1

Block 5 Layout - Make 1

Layout your Blocks as shown and sew the blocks into rows and the rows into the pillow top or table runner top.  

I added a 2" finished Scrappy Cream border to my Table Runner and then quilted and bound it.  It finishes at 20" x 36", perfect for a table runner of a lumbar pillow.  And just like that, you have an awesome Boo Cathedral Garden Pillow or Table Runner!!! 

I just loved participating in this Pillow Along and hope you will sew along as well!!!   There are 6 weeks of Blocks and 6 Themes:  Patriotic, Halloween, Autumn, Christmas, Two-Color and Neutral.  You can read all of the details about the Pillow Along on Joanna's Blog.   These are all such fun projects to make and how great is it to have a Pillow or Table Runner to swap out the whole year long ;) 

Thank you so much to Joanna and Carrie  for inviting me to join in this fun Pillow Along!!!

I am looking forward to making more pillows and table runners soon.

Be sure to follow along with the Pillow Along and if you haven't already, you will want to add A Scrapbook of Quilts to your quilting library.   It is phenomenal!!!

I hope you all have a Happy Quilting Day!!! 
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  1. What a clever way to use the Cathedral Garden Block elements to make the word "Boo"! Your color choices and custom quilting are spooktacular!

  2. So clever of you to see the "Boo" in the blocks!! So cute!! Hugs, H


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