Now to share the project that I finally made!!! I have been admiring the Swoon Block for a long time. I love this block...I finally found a good tutorial online and got busy. Here is the link for the tutorial I used. http://doublenickelquilts.blogspot.com/2012/03/scrappy-nickel-swoon-quilt-block.html It was well written, but it was written for charm squares, so just keep in mind that for most of the pieces you really only need to cut 2 1/2 in squares, so you could use any fabric 2 1/2 inches wide.
Here is my finished block.
It was so pretty. I knew I needed to do something fun with it. A pillow! *HINT* If you don't want to buy expensive pillow forms or stuffing, you can buy the cheap $2 pillows from Walmart and pull the stuffing from them! If you are going to do this instead of buying a pillow form, but still want your pillow to appear very smooth (no lumps) then just apply fusible fleece to the front and back pieces of your fabric before stitching and turning.
The last thing that I really wanted to share with you is this excellent recipe I found for Apple Crisp. Isn't it gorgeous. It is even prettier once it has been baked, but I was so excited to try it that I forgot to get a picture. Here is the link: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Apple-Oatmeal-Crisp/. This recipe is great for many reasons, but I like it best because it has the crumb topping on top and bottom and everyone knows the crumb topping is the best part!!!