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Easter Tulips Wall Hanging

My mom was in need of another wall hanging so she could change out the winter one I made her last year. As I was making the Easter Tulips Pillows and a corresponding table runner that isn’t quite finished yet, I took some extra tulip blocks and quickly made this wall hanging!

I added the white border around the blocks to create the desired width and length, then I threw it on the longarm! Small projects like this are a great way to practice quilting designs. I’m still learning and they say the more you quilt, the better you’ll become. I played around with some rulers and did freehand on the leaves. I’m feeling a little more confident in using the machine now!

Finished Size: 11.5" x 30.5"
Pattern: Easter Tulips from Modern Holiday Table Runners by Cluck Cluck Sew
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Easter Tulips Pillows

I’ve been busy sewing all things Spring lately — and in particular tulips! While working on a bright, happy tulip table runner called “Easter Tulips” by Cluck Cluck Sew, I got the idea to make extra tulips for pillow covers for my couch. These were so fast and easy to make that I finished them before the table runner!

The Easter Tulips pattern can be found in the Modern Holiday Table Runners pattern booklet. I followed the pattern for the tulip blocks, added a spacer between them and did the math to figure out the size of the white borders needed to create the 21-inch-square pillow covers. I made an envelope back to slip over my pillow forms. The tulip blocks went together quickly and I can’t wait to make more of the seasonal table runners in the booklet! I might have to convert more of them to matching pillow covers, too!

Walking into my living room is so bright and cheery now! What a fun project to use my fabric scraps.

Stay tuned for the table runner…

Finished Size: 21" x 21"
Pattern: Easter Tulips from Modern Holiday Table Runners by Cluck Cluck Sew

Aunties Two


This sleigh is perfect for holding holiday cards or candy to put out on display on your table! I actually made three of these and gave two away as gifts this year.

The pattern calls for Peltex 72F stiff double-sided fusible interfacing. It was my first time using this interfacing and it worked well! Between that and the fact that each side of the sleigh is doubled up and sewn together (each with a piece of Peltex 72F), it has a great structure. I was surprised when I came to the step where you need to hand sew the sides to the gusset piece. I was skeptical that it would hold together well, but in the end it did! It feels very strong.

I added on some shiny red jingle bells and a glittery bow I found at Michael’s in their Christmas decor section. I hand sewed these on at the end.

Finished Size: Small - 7.5" x 5.5" x 5"
Pattern: Sleigh-Full AT602 by Aunties Two
Fabric: Naughty or Nice by BasicGrey

Bethlehem Batiks Wall Hanging

I attended the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo and came across Sew Wonderful Dreams‘ booth. I was drawn to the Bethlehem Batiks wall hanging they were featuring and bought the pattern. I had never done applique before or worked with batiks, but I was willing to learn!

I had so much fun picking out the batiks and doing the applique! The pattern came with great instructions and an easy-to-use template for fabric placement. Batiks not only gave this piece the perfect dark and bright colors to create the night scene, but because batiks don’t fray they were probably the best type of fabric to use for my first applique project.

I quilted it on my home machine with free-motion, trying to add interesting details to enhance the design.

Finished Size: 24.5" x 24.5"
Pattern: Bethlehem Batiks by Sew Wonderful Dreams