Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Parallel Paths

Would you believe that the day after I finished the pillow above, the quilt below arrived in my mailbox?!?!
By Emily
(isn't it the cutest mini quilt ever?!)

One of my Dad's favorite sayings has always been "Great minds run in parallel paths," so I couldn't help but think of this phrase after I opened my DQS13 package!   How fun!

I made this for my daughter for Valentine's Day -- I thought that she'd have fun hiding stuffed animals and secret notes in the pocket.  And I had considered making the rounded petal version like Emily did, but figured that it would be easier to make the pointed Dresdens (much less hand sewing!).  So I just smiled and laughed when Emily's mini quilt arrived!
I would highly recommend this pattern (by Nova at acuppaandacatchup) -- it was easy to read and quick to make.  I sewed everything by machine, while Emily did most of her mini-quilt sewing by hand.  And both look great!
I finished it off with light quilting on the back, and a flap covered zipper:

Linking up to Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory!


  1. Looks great and how cool that you received that mini at the same time.

  2. The pillow and the mini are both fantastic! I love the rainbow petals :) So bright and cheerful!

  3. We tend to say "great minds think alike"! How lovely to receive Emily's just after making the pillow. Both of them are beautiful :)

  4. oh that IS funny! Both are lovely!

  5. Lol, great minds really do think alike!

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