Quilt Lab Blog Hop // Fractal Pillow

I’m not sure what I’m more excited about …

The fact that I got to spend 48 hours away from ‘real life’ in the mountains with some of my favorite girls {my heart is full} eating, crafting/sewing & chatting.
The fact that my Little is home for 3 weeks on track break.

Or … the fact that I have something creative to share with you!!


I was tickled to be included in Ali’s {a.squared.w} Blog Hop for her book, Quilt Lab.
Ali asked the participating bloggers to pick a project from Quilt Lab and create their own version. I loved the quilt pattern, Fractal, but knew there was no way I could get it done in time for the blog hop. Lucky for me, Ali had also included a mini version of Fractal that I turned into a pillow.


It was such a fun {and quick} little project!
I love the planning, the cutting, the piecing … but I mostly love that someone else has worked their brain and figured out all the math & measurements … so I can just have fun creating.

It is true that some of those little squares are very tiny.
Foundation piecing them to a light weight interfacing before stitching them worked beautifully. I did this with the 2 smallest sized squares blocks.


My version didn’t vary too much from the book version.
I chose to stick with Robert Kaufman’s Kona solids. I pulled the blues {going for an ombre effect}, yellow & coral from {2} Summer ’13 Kona Charm Packs and then added dark & light gray.


My circle quilting {I really liked the way it looked on the pillow in the book} needs a little refining, but quilted up it’s not quite as glaring.


This may seem like a silly detail, but I love the way Ali had you finish the edges of the envelope closure with two lines of stitching. It’s little and maybe not noticeable to some, but I think it’s such a nice finished look!


Owing my niece an accent pillow for her birthday … I gifted the pillow to her, thinking it was very appropriate since her husband, my nephew, is an engineer.
Fabric + Math/Science = Way Cool.

Thanks for including me Ali!!

Up next on the Quilt Lab Blog Hop::

March 18 – Bonnie (Pink Stitches) is mixing up Scattered
March 24-31 – Link Party

April – Angles
April 1 – I have a free bonus pattern for you!
April 8 – Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations will be modifying on States of Matter
April 15 – Amy Lou Who knows her Calculus (does anyone remember 2Gether?)
April 22 – Deborah from Whipstitch has an awesome new molecule to show you for Molecular\Link Party

 May – Circle
May 6 – Katy from I’m a Ginger Monkey gives us some Culture(d)
May 13 – Lindsay (lindsay lindsay) from Lindsay Sews has an Echo
May 20 – Amanda from A Crafty Fox (and Westwood Acres) will make you shudder with a cool version of Aperture Science
May 27 – Angela Cut To Pieces and Ali team up for a joint free pattern!!\Link Party
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  1. You are so talented…Will you be doing Holiday House this Spring?

    • Thank you Lisa! I was hoping to take part in it, but life got too crazy and I don’t have enough inventory :/. Hopefully I’ll be ready for the next one!

  2. Helen Sullivan says:

    Very nice love the design.

  3. Love the way this turned out and that we got to spend a whole weekend of uninterrupted girl time together!

  4. 85170christiane says:

    j’aime beaucoup , le quilting est très réussi , thank’s


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