Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Christmas in July Giveaway!

The nice folks over at Free Spirit have given me a 6" charm pack of Amy Butler's Cameo to giveaway to one of you as part of the Christmas in July Block-a-thon!


This giveaway will remain open until 12pm EST on Saturday, July 14th (which just also happens to be my wedding anniversary!). To enter:

(1) Leave a comment - any (appropriate) comment.

(2) For an extra entry, become a follower, and leave a comment saying so. (Or, let me know if you already are one!)

Thanks Free Spirit!

<3 Kelsey

Christmas in July Block 5

Hello everyone!




Today is my day in the Christmas in July Block-a-thon, so be sure and head on over the the Free Spirit blog to check out my tutorial and follow along!

<3 Kelsey

Friday, July 6, 2012

Pillow Talk Swap 8

The mailing deadline for round 8 of The Pillow Talk Swap is today, so naturally I just finished my pillow right before midnight last night. I'm pretty sure this is my favorite pillow I've made yet.

Pillow Talk Swap, Round 8

Despite being so under the gun to finish, I did actually start a couple of weeks ago. This star pattern is called the Lonestar, and I made it by hand-sewing 200 diamonds together using the English Paper Piecing method.

Pillow Talk Swap, Round 8

I then machine appliqued the star to the background, and did a little straight line quilting for interest.

Pillow Talk Swap, Round 8

I love the Flea Market Fancy grey seeds that I used for the background - I'm already starting to fret I didn't buy enough of the reprint and this is the first I've used of it.

Pillow Talk Swap, Round 8

I sure hope my partner likes her pillows big - I put one of our king-size pillows inside for these pictures!

If nothing else, I know at least someone approved:

Pillow Talk Swap, Round 8

Hope you are all having a fantastic summer. ;)

<3 Kelsey

P.S. Linking up to Amy's One Thing, One Week Challenge.

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