Happy Monday! Today I'm super excited to be able to participate in the blog tour for Corey Yoder's recent book C&T Publishing Playful Petals: Learn Simple, Fusible Appliqué 18 Quilted Projects Made From Precuts. I've been following Corey through her blog for several years now, and I'm always inspired by her fresh sense of style and design. I was finally able to meet her in person in Pittsburgh last May, and she was just as nice and kind as I knew she would be, so I consider it an honor to be asked to participate today.
Corey asked us to make a small project for our stop on the tour, and I was immediately drawn to the rectangular pillow on the cover of the book. Since I'm doing a little fall decorating right now, I decided on a version using some of my scraps from the Fig Tree Somerset collection.
I've done this type of machine applique before, but it had been awhile; I really appreciated the clarity and simplicity in Corey's instructions which are perfect for a beginner or for someone with a little experience using this method. I also really liked the fact that she gives diagrams for the most efficient way to do the machine applique--it was just one less thing for me to have to think about. I had fun using my Aurifil Fig Tree threads I shared here...they matched perfectly, and the 50 weight threads were the perfect weight for this method.
I did some simple machine quilting after I finished the pillow top and used Corey's method for creating an envelope style pillow back. I then bound the pillow to finish it up, and it now has a home on an antique rocking chair in my living room.
Corey's blog tour is going on for the rest of this week. You can visit the earlier stops and finish out the tour with a giveaway at Corey's blog at the end.
September 15: Amy @ http://www.
September 16: Melissa @ http://www.
September 17: Jessica @ http://quiltyhabit.blogspot.
September 18: Faith @ http://www.
September 19: Amy @ http://www.diaryofaquilter.
~Break for Weekend~
September 22: Sherri @ http://www.aquiltinglife.
September 23: Amber @ http://alittlebitbiased.
September 24: Lori @ http://beeinmybonnetco.
September 25: Amanda @ http://crazymomquilts.
September 26: Lee @ http://www.freshlypieced.
September 27: Corey @ http://www.littlemissshabby.
com Final Round-up & Giveaway
Thanks so much for stopping by!