Sunday, August 29, 2010

What Do You Get When... cross a quilt with a pillow? A quillow!

I'm making one for my nephew who has some hospital visits coming up and he's mad keen on lizards.

I'm adding some handles to make it easy to carry. This is the pillow top waiting to be quilted. I'll use a multi coloured thread and meander stitch. The backing is a soft flannel. Nice for snuggling.

More swap blocks have arrived and they are such delightful parcels.

from beth at my creations
I really like all the fabrics used  especially that funky lime green.
There is a sweet wool bookmark to stitch, a super needle keeper that folds out and a nice magazine to thumb through over coffee.
Thanks Beth, this is terrific!

from Grandma's Quilts
Two gorgeous blocks - one with ladybirds, the other with bees and a charming handmade ornament for my Christmas tree. I love it!

Also in the parcel were these adorable goodies

I'm rather fond of gingerbread peeps and snowmen.
Thank you so much Marsha for these wonderful extras. My Christmas decorating will have a special feel to it this year along with a charming reminder of all my USA quilting friends.

With these parcels arriving it feels like Christmas and that's where my sewing is heading after I finish the quillow. I have some birthday/Christmas parcels to get ready. So much fun!

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Happy Stitching...Ann


  1. What cute lizard fabric in that quillow! I haven't seen that before! And the quillow is a great idea! Your trips to the mailbox have been very worthwhile, huh? I love that flag with the snowmen! I'm so glad you found Merritt; I'm going to see her now! ---"Love"

  2. Your quillow looks great and they are a great idea to have. Also your swap block are great. Great colours

  3. Hey, I got that lizard fabric, too, just didn't figure out what to do with it yet. Great idea! I signed up with Merrit. My swap blocks are on the way, hope you enjoy the goodies! What are we gonna do next?


  4. Love the "quillow" especially the lizards. He's a lucky guy, your nephew, in his Auntie!
    The quilt made from all these blocks is going to be very interesting, I can't wait!

  5. Your nephew will love the quillow. Those lizards just have to make you smile -Joanne

  6. I love the lizard fabric in the quillow, too. There are such bright fun prints out there for kids. I'm sure it will comfort your nephew during his hospital stay. It is such fun receiving the blocks, glad you liked everything and all of the blocks are so pretty. We will all have wonderful quilts from the swap.

  7. I'm glad you got your package! It looks like it was a good mail box week for you. LOL

  8. Lovely goodies and what a fab idea for the bag/pillow xx

  9. Oh Ann those snowmen are just adorable, and what great packages you have received! I have my new machine now and it can do meander stitch I'm all set to learn how to use it all...Dzintra♥x

  10. Aren't you doing well! Have fun with the quillow, they're such a great idea. :-)

  11. Your quillow is lovely Ann, perfect for a little boy.

  12. I love the lizard quillow, he will love it. I just can't wait to see what all of you do with your blocks, they are all so pretty. Connie204

  13. What great fabric and a wonderful idea with the handles. Hope your nephew does well with his hospital visits. Your package went out last Tues. with Marsha's package. Since it took 7 days for hers and they told me 7-10 days for yours, I wouldn't be holding my breath. Hope you enjoy! Mary

  14. I love your quillow...what a great gift to give!

  15. The quillow is such a great idea! Hope your nephew enjoys it while in the hospital. It's always nice to have personal touches while there...especially as a kid.


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