Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Argyle Pillows and Other Things of Interest

Isn't Argyle a wonderful thing?  Here is a tutorial on how to make an Argyle pillow called Adamant Argyle.  The featured one is just darling. Do you know the history of the Argyle pattern?  It is commonly referred to as "Tartan hose" because of the socks and it was derived from Clan Campbell of Argyll in western Scotland.  Got to admire the Scots.  So go to Stash Manicure and check out one of her featured  spring bloggers.

Rebecca Johnson from Australia is kindly sharing an online quilting course for 12 Weeks.  It starts at the beginning of the process from ideas and designs and onward.  I think she is at Week 2 so you still have time to join in and follow along with her.  Never hurts to see how others approach their quilting.  If you check out her tutorial page, there is a very very sweet birdcage pillow.  If your interested, she also threatens to show you how to piece curves.  Yikes!

Kay Sorensen at Quilts + Color is one of my favorite places to learn about color and she has a great tutorial on her Sunrise-Sunset Quilt.  I just was showing my granddaughter my sack of 2 1/2" strips from our exchange with Leah and this quilt uses 2 1/2" strips.  How cool is that.  Plus, you really don't need to cut them up too much for this quilt and it looks stunning.

Hope you enjoy these as much as I have.   I have some photos to  post later of the Pulaski Quilt show so will get them up.  Diana


  1. So add another quilt to my to do list - really like the Sunrise Sunset quilt. Thanks for all your time getting us all this info Diana and Laurie.

  2. It is unbelievable what you girls find and pass on to us. I hope everyone is enjoying it. Yes, I love the Sunrise Sunset quilt also. The Kay Sorenson, Quilts & Color is just ausome.......can spend hours on there. I really loved the "knitting" she does. What a beautiful studio she has.....Again, thanks for all the wonderful sites you are passing on to us. Evie