Here is another of my recent projects. Being into pillows lately, I made this pillow for a tulip-loving friend's February birthday. I found a cute tulip quilt block in one of my Debbie Mumm quilting books. I've always wanted to try a real applique quilt block, so instead of doing the iron-on applique as called for in the book for the stems and leaves, I decided to applique by hand. (The colored tulips were pieced.) I've done machine applique but never by hand. This was a nice small project to get started on. My mom used to make huge applique quilts that were just beautiful. This wasn't too bad. I think I might be ready to try a slighly larger applique project someday!
Here is are closeup photos of the two quilt blocks in the pillow.
I'm having fun making pillows and I REALLY want to use up fabric scraps, so I'll have to see what my next fabric scrap project might be. You never know!
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