I live in Minnesota, where we enjoy four distinct seasons: balmy summer, richly colored autumn, snow packed winter, and refreshing springtime. While I appreciate them all for different reasons, I have to admit that the “end of February to end of March” time frame can put me into an emotional funk. We seem to have several gray, chilly days punctuated by the occasional sunny relief. The snow is gone, but the ground is still brown and will be for several more weeks. It’s times like this that I definitely need a pick-me-up!
Well, that came to me via the sweet folks at LouLou\’s Fabric Shop. Shop owner Jamie recently sent me a little package brimming with sunshine: the Sundrops collection by Corey Yoder for Moda. Thanks to Jamie, I spent a happy afternoon sewing up my On Point Pillow and perched it in the corner of my kitchen. It\’s a happy, sunny sight. Just what I needed!
I really love the combination of colors in the Sundrops collection: warm corals, sunny yellows, fresh greens, and a taupe range that lends a sophisticated, grounding base for the other colors. Corey\’s designs have a lively, hopeful feeling, don\’t they?
I kept the quilting simple on this project. Sometimes less is more. A few quilting lines in my go-to Aurifil 2021 50 wt seemed just right to my eye.
The On Point Pillow is a free tutorial on my blog. I’ve made it before using another Moda collection: Olive’s Flower Market by Lella Boutique. It\’s a quick and easy project that would look pretty in many different styles! I bound my pillow with the taupe dot and used the pretty taupe floral for the backing.
My mom recently gave me a package of beautiful yellow buttons, and I auditioned several of them to adorn my pillow, but crazy as it seems, I settled on an old wooden button. For some reason, that wooden button added just the earthy tone that my springtime pillow needed. Rest assured, I will use those fabulous yellow buttons on another project!
Would you like to add some Sundrops to your fabric stash? LouLou’s Fabric Shop is offering my blog readers 20% off the Sundrops collection by using the code carriedaway at checkout. The sale ends Sunday, March 12, 2017. Thanks so much Jamie!
Wherever you live, I hope you are having a sunny day. Please visit LouLou\’s Fabric Shop when you have a chance. You\’ll be glad you did!
A package full of sunshine from LouLou\’s Fabric Shop!