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Quilty Stitches Block 13


Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Our weather here was perfect–in the 70s all weekend long and beautifully sunny.  It was truly a perfect, weatherwise, 4th of July weekend.

I spent a little bit of time sorting my Bonnie & Camille layer cake squares.  I received the last package in the mail on Thursday and couldn’t wait to start sorting all of those fun fabrics.  For those of you on the waiting list for round 2 it won’t be too much longer until we will begin. =)

Onto Quilty Stitches Block 13

Friendship Star Quilt Block

According to Barbara Brackman, this week’s Quilty Stitches Block is called a Friendship Star Block.

Quilty Stitches Block 13

Quilty Stitches Block 13 PDF

I used Sullivan’s 45169 for the peachy color and DMC 964 for the aqua.

I have been mulling around different ideas for finishing off my sampler when it’s finished.  The top two contenders are turning it into a framed sampler to hang on the wall–which I have done before with cross stitched items.  Or to turn it into a pillow–which I haven’t done before but I think it would be pretty cute.

With the pillow idea in mind, I picked up this Keepsake Calico’s fabric from Joann’s.


The only other fabric that I buy from Joann’s are some of the fabrics from Denyse Schmidt. I just couldn’t resist this one–look how perfectly it goes with the sampler:


If I turn it into a pillow, this fabric is gonna happen.

I checked online to see if I could still find it available and I couldn’t locate it but you still might be able to pick it up locally.

3 more Quilty stitches blocks to go!

Happy Stitching!

Comments (9)

  • I think I finally decided to frame mine. Pillows don’t last at my house, too many kids and dogs. I don’t want to see all those stitches ruined with who knows what and dog hair! REALLY looking forward to receiving the fabric back! I need to figure out what to do with them now.

  • I LOVE that fabric! IT would look wonderful as a pillow! You have the eye for color, CorEy!

  • I’m loving this stitch-along so much, it just suddenly occurred to me that if there are only 3 blocks to go that it will soon be over! Now I feel a little sad 🙁 But I’m sure I can find plenty of other projects to entertain myself with!!
    As for the frame v pillow thing – I’m with Heather, my cat would totally wreck all my stitches in 3 seconds flat! Mine will be safely framed. I do love that fabric though, it goes beautifully with your sampler! xx

  • What perfect fabric! I think it will look lovely as a pillow.

    I think I am going to frame mine and put it up in my ‘soon-to-be’ sewing room. This is such a great stitch-along. It’s my first cross stitch and I am loving it! Thank you.


  • I’ve been trying to start this adorable project for way too long so finally worked on my first block last night. I know I’m late to the party but so excited. I think your idea to make this a pillow is awesome! Thanks for all the great block patterns!

  • What good timing. I just finished block 12 last night! I think I am going to frame my sampler but will make up my mind once all the stitching is done. Thanks again for sharing these patterns with us Corey.

  • You pillow fabric is perfect. It will be a treasure!

  • Eek — I think I see some peeks of my Bonnie and Camille fabric in that first photo! I’m getting excited to see the variety of patterns in my mailbox. And I will be hunting for some of that cute fabric. I will probably frame my sampler once it’s finished, and since I am using the same colors as you, that fabric will work perfectly as a mat for my sampler!

  • Yay! My package of Bonnie and Camille goodness arrived today (Wed). What a great assortment of patterns and colors. Thanks to all in the group and especially to Corey for coordinating the whole thing!

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