One of the projects I finished in the last couple of weeks is a pillow made in a class with my quilt guild.
Joan Ford held a class and trunk show at my quilt guild earlier this month. (I originally wrote 'last month' because it feels like ages ago.) The class used a pattern add-on to her pattern 'Common Sense'.
We used the fusible method she uses for the entire quilt but just made a single block and finished it as a pillow.
A year or two ago I attended another of Joan's lectures and trunk shows so I'd already employed her scrap therapy method of managing scraps. It sure made preparing for class easy. I just picked up my box of precut squares and headed off. I only needed to sort and audition different combinations until I had one I liked.
It really turned out to be a fun way to make a quilt block. Even the scalloped edge was easy.
Now I want to make the entire quilt so I've added another project to my very long list of projects I must make...because I needed more of those!
We have officially begun Buttercup's high school 'goodbye tour'. She has been involved in many activities over the last four years and is celebrating a staggering number of honors as she winds up her senior year. It is such a bittersweet phase because we have been active and involved parents so have many fond memories and good friends as a result. Big changes are coming our way as our last child graduates and we become semi empty nesters in just a few weeks.