Monday, June 27, 2011

Tumbling blocks with aqua and linen

Yet another tumbling blocks pillow, but this one will live in my house.
After the last pillow talk swap, the boys in the house were really loving the tumbling blocks design - they like everything that looks 3-D, so I decided to make another one.

This time I chose natural linen and aqua colors because they fit in well with the living room sofa and coordinate with the other existing pillows. I also used a gray linen and lots of different prints of aqua fabric.

I used 2" 60 degree triangles this time, so my blocks are a bit bigger. I also got to try out my new free motion quilting design which I've been practicing for the ORBC FMQ QAL ~ translation: Old Red Barn Company Free-motion Quilting Quilt-along led by Debbie Brown. ha! That's a mouthful! Here's a close-up...

And on a completely different note: I made key lime cupcakes using a recipe recommended by Emily of Crazy Old Lady quilts - I made cupcakes instead of a cake because we are on a cupcake kick at our house. OMG! So Yummy!! I modified the recipe by adding some lime zest to both the batter and the frosting oh and I used regular white cake mix because my store didn't carry lemon. Delish!! Try it out!
Happy Sewing and Baking!


Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Gorgeous Caroline! I will have to try tumbling blocks someday!

Mary said...

Love the linen and aqua! Fantastic pillow!

Victoria Paige @ Boutique Uniquely said...

That is beautiful! I love the linen with the aqua.

What Comes Next? said...

I love your colour choices and the linen adds a really nice touch. I'm looking for a hand project for vacation, and this one really inspires me - thanks!
Oh and I love lime - I'm going to have to try that recipe when I'm back!

Nicole @ Patchwork Duck Designs said...

Wow, that pillow looks beautiful! My husband is also fascinated by tumbling block patterns...I guess men must be entranced by that geometric design.