Monday, September 22, 2014

Playful Petals Blog Tour

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 @
September 16: Melissa @
September 17: Jessica @
September 18: Faith @
September 19: Amy @
~Break for Weekend~
September 22: Sherri @
September 25: Amanda @
September 26: Lee @
September 27: Corey @ Final Round-up & Giveaway

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Michele said...

Beautiful pillow Sherri! Your applique looks great :-)

hansundgrete said...

Hi Sherri,
I'm also owner of this book,
but i havn't sewn anything until
this time. I shoot do this very soon :-)
I love your cushion. It's beautiful.
Hugs from Germany, Olga

Nedra said...

Very fun pillow and Blog Tour. I'll be following along.

Needled Mom said...

Your pillow looks beautiful in those fabrics. It looks like a great book from what has been shown so far.

315c2b1e-7b1e-11e3-a7ff-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Simply adorable in the lovely palette of colors you choose.

Carmen Lee said...

That's really cool! It's adorable in the pretty different colors you chosen. I love that pillow, looks very beautiful in those fabrics. I would love to get back to this blog for more interesting posts.

Joy said...

You picked the perfect prints to "petal" together. LOL I know...horrible joke! The pillow is adorable!!

KaHolly said...

Her book looks so delightful, definitely on my list of 'must haves'.

Helen L said...

Beautiful pillow, Sherri! Is the background Sommerset too? It looks lovely! Hugs!

OhioLori said...

Perfect Pillow for your rocking chair! LOOOVE it!!! This book is soooo cool! Is on my Wish List already too! :)

hansundgrete said...

Sorry for my bad english. Olga

Libiya jhon said...

I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post....Best Cardsharing Server

Cori said...

Beautiful pillow, love the fabric and your appliqué

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