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.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Beautiful pillow Sherri! Your applique looks great 🙂
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
Very fun pillow and Blog Tour. I'll be following along.
Needled Mom says
Your pillow looks beautiful in those fabrics. It looks like a great book from what has been shown so far.
Simply adorable in the lovely palette of colors you choose.
Carmen Lee says
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.
You picked the perfect prints to "petal" together. LOL I know…horrible joke! The pillow is adorable!!
Her book looks so delightful, definitely on my list of 'must haves'.
Helen L says
Beautiful pillow, Sherri! Is the background Sommerset too? It looks lovely! Hugs!
Perfect Pillow for your rocking chair! LOOOVE it!!! This book is soooo cool! Is on my Wish List already too! 🙂
Sorry for my bad english. Olga
Libiya jhon says
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
Beautiful pillow, love the fabric and your appliqué