Hi Quilting Friends,
Welcome to the “It’s Cool to Be Square!” blog hop, hosted by our friend Carol at “Just Let Me Quilt”. We’re glad that you’re here today, and hope that you’ll enjoy your visit with us.
In geometry, a square is defined as “a plane figure with four equal straight sides and four right angles”. A person who is conventional or old-fashioned is also defined as a square. So, I guess, I’m a square who likes squares, and I’m OK with that; it’s hip to be a square. 😊
As soon as I signed up for the blog hop, I knew what my project would be- a square pillow cover. I decided to use the “Granny’s Star” block since, well, it has a lot of squares! I count 37 squares, and the block is a square too.
I made this “Star in Heart” pillow earlier this year, so I decided to use black, white, and two more bright, vibrant colors to coordinate my “Granny’s Star” block with this pillow!
My favorite color is purple, so I made the middle of the pillow and the larger star with a pretty swirly purple print. I love turquoise too, so the 4-patch squares that radiate from the center toward the corners are made with a lovely dragonfly print on turquoise. The center star is black, and the block is framed in black to enlarge the square so it will fit my existing sofa pillow.
Quilting is simple for my pillow; I just stitched around the main shapes on my block to enhance the star and the chains of squares. I love my new pillow!
Now that I have two vibrant new pillow covers, the rest of my throw pillows are looking shabby. I guess that I have another quick and easy project to add to my To-do list!
UPDATE: The giveaway has ended, and we’re please to announce that Carol K. has won a free digital copy of our “Granny’s Star” block pattern.
If you’d like to purchase the pattern for the 15″ square “Granny’s Star” block, it is available here:
We’re so glad that you’ve stopped by today! We love to read your comments too. What’s your favorite shape to use for quilting? Please visit the other participating bloggers, listed below, to see their cool (square) projects.
Schedule for May 20
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