Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Jolly Little Bow and another pillow

Spring is always a busy time for me - at work and at home, but I still found a few hours for a bit of sewing. I'm continuing to work on Sew Fresh Quilts'  " Jolly Little Quilt Along". My goal is to use fabric only from my stash. Luckily, I have a nice collection of winter fabrics. How do you like my blue bow?

This week I decided to switch up my fabrics, and made one of my Canada pillows using some fun, cheerful fabrics. To me, the flowers, cherries, and strawberries speak of summer on the porch or at the cottage!

Here is a close-up of the center fabrics.

I've been making Canada pillows in celebration of Canada's upcoming Sesquicentennial (150th birthday) on July 1st. 

This particular pillow is currently available in my Etsy Store, Balmoral Quilt Co. If you would like to make your own pillow, my pattern is also available there as a downloadable PDF

 Everyone is gearing up for the big party! I am seeing lots of red and white flowers in my neighbours' and city gardens. 

This is our hanging basket of red  and white petunias.

How are you preparing for Canada's big birthday ? How do you plan to celebrate?

This week, I'm linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts' Let's Bee Social, and Busy Hands Quilts