Wednesday, June 3

McKinney Modern Quilt Guild Pillow Scrap Swap

At the McKMQG May meeting we exchanged bags of scraps.  The challenge was to make a 16x16 pillow.

These are the fabrics I received.  I was kind of at a loss on what to do so to start I pieced 2" strips together.

My partner is very earthy and has often made items with trees so I decided to make a tree be the center focal point.  I did raw edge applique because I thought it was more "earthy".

I added her last name to the bottom to make it more personal.  I also decided to frame the tree applique with two simple stitch lines and then with the pieced fabric strips.

  Here is the finished pillow.

For the back I used a solid.  I used buttons and hair elastics for a modern closure.

Heres a close up of the label on the back side.
This was a really fun swap.  I don't usually work with blues, yellows and oranges together so it was nice to step out of my box.   We exchanged the pillows last night and my partner loved it, now I think I need to make one for our house!   Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 2

Canadian Visitor in McKinney

Took the morning off last Friday to meet a new quilty Canadian friend from Instagram (social media).  Sheila is from Saskatchewan and in my #texasminiquiltswap, AND she just happened to be coming to McKinney for a wedding at Adriatica this weekend.  We hit two of our three local quilt stores, Stitched With Love & The Quilt Asylum!   So fun meeting online friends in person and I love it when out of towners spend $$$ in McKinney!  #shoplocal

Leadership McKinney Graduation

Leadership McKinney graduation was May21.  Special occasions call for sparkly shoes, I wore those all night.  Let me just say they look better than they feel after several hours!

Some of my friends wore sparkly shoes, we took this fun picture together.

Here's a picture of our whole class!