The New River Fiber Co., located in Blacksburg, Virginia, was a great find during my Row by Row Experience. It had a modern vibe, and I just loved the “Spring” block they created for this “Sew a Season” shop hop:
The photo, taken from their Facebook page, does not show how beautiful the fabric was. I bought the kit:
The New River Fiber Co. had wonderful quilt fabric as well as lots and lots of yarn. They also had really soft pillow forms. I bought one and made a pillow with this quilt block.
The “dogwoods” were easy to make, basically a snowball block with one background corner missing:
I made two big, one medium and two small “dogwoods.” I machine appliqued the centers using decorative stitches:
I played with the arrangement until it pleased me:
I initially did not have the “half” dogwood on the right side, but when I squared up the block it just seemed like that part needed a flower. I used the part cut from the top dogwood. Thank goodness for seam rippers.
I used the leftover fabric to make the back:
I added an invisible zipper, and it was done.
This pillow is feminine, and I’m going to use it in my small home office/corner.
This shop was worth the drive: 880 University City Blvd, Blacksburg, VA 24060.