Friday, July 13, 2018

Friendship Quilt Along - Loyal Mini Quilt/Pillow- Tutorial

Happy Friday! We are already on week 7 of the Friendship Quilt Along with Amanda Herring. Today is the Loyal Block, which features flying geese ( I love them)! I'm sewing with Amanda's latest fabric collection - Hello Lovely

Once I finished my Loyal Blocks- I sewed them together and added some Riley Blake Linen (how did I not know about Riley Blake Linen before???) to make a Loyal Mini Quilt/Pillow.

Supplies to make your own Loyal Mini Quilt/Pillow 18.5" x 18.5"
1. Hello Lovely Gray Floral Yardage - 1/2 yard

Mini Tutorial on making your Loyal Mini Quilt/ Pillow
1. Sew (6) flying geese from the Loyal Block Pattern
2. Cut (2) 1.5" x 18.5" strips from Hello Lovely Aqua Bouquet 
Cut (2) 5.5 x 18.5" strips from Riley Blake Gray Linen

3. Sew (6) Loyal flying geese in a row. Next sew (1) 1.5" x 18.5" strip to top and bottom of flying geese unit. Next sew (1) 5.5" x 18.5" strip to top and bottom of previous strip. Mini Quilt top should measure 18.5" x 18.5"

4. Make Mini Quilt Backing or Pillow Backing- your preference. I used my left over Hello Lovely fabrics for my backing. 

5. Quilt as desired. I chose to straight-line quilt my project. Stitching is about 1/2" apart on linen and matchstick quilting over flying geese.

6. Cut (2) 2.5"x WOF of Hello Lovely Gray Geometric fabric for binding. Bind project.

I am loving my new Loyal pillow! It is perfect for my family room!!!

It's not too late to join in the Friendship Quilt Along...let's sew together! It is the perfect summer project!

The Friendship Quilt Along will release a new pattern/block (free) each week through August 31st. Each block contains a new technique and/or fun way to embellish it.  You can choose to sew the entire quilt or just a few blocks to make it your own!

The finished Friendship Quilt. 
If you want to join in and sew the full quilt- I highly recommend the kit! Available here.

I am loving Amanda's newest fabric collection - Hello Lovely!!! Here is a peek of my fat quarter bundle along with my Best Buds pin!

I hope you decide to join the Friendship Quilt Along and with sew us! Sewing with friends is the best! I love the flexibility of the Friendship Quilt as you can choose to make the entire quilt or just a few of the blocks.  Plus the Hello Lovely fabric is absolutely gorgeous!!! 

My previous projects for the Friendship Quilt Along

Have a great day and happy sewing!

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