Hi Everyone! I am really excited about posting here at Clover & Violet today. My name is Hilary and between being a mommy to my 3 year old son and working a full-time marketing job, I blog over at Young Texan Mama. I have been sewing for almost 10 years, and quilting for just about 2 years. I love everything about sewing and quilting, but I got my start in needlework when my grammo taught me how to cross-stitch and embroider when I was 7 years old.
I’ve done countless cross-stitch kits over the years, and they are all so adorable but I tend to get stuck when it comes to finishing them. I’ve framed several over the years, but I still have some hiding away in totes waiting to be finished. This darling Winnie the Pooh is one of the few that I have had tucked away.
I went over and over in my head about how I wanted to finish this, and then I realized that it would make a darling little block for a pillow.
I used my 6.5″ square ruler to trim down the cross-stitch for my center of the block. I chose a log cabin block because it is a great way to feature Pooh bear in the center, and I thought it was kind of clever because log cabins are in the woods and Pooh bear live in the Hundred Acre Wood
My initial fabric pull included fabrics from Lizzy House, Cotton & Steel, and April Rhodes. The pillow form I have is 14×14 so I only needed a couple borders around before it would be big enough. I cut 2inch strips and started sewing
I was hesitant at how this would end up looking, but after I got the first strips added around the block I was in love. The yellow from the Lizzy House Cat Nap collection is just perfect, and I love how the geometric print looked with the cross-stitch.
And of course like I always do, I was so excited about getting some sewing time in that I completely forgot to take more progress pictures as I went. This came together so quickly, I was finished in just about an hour! As y’all can tell, I changed up what fabrics I ended up using. I pulled some of my new Tula Pink Moonshine collection because I just HAD to use the print with the bumblebees!
I cannot wait to make the Tigger cross-stitch I have into a pillow to go with this one. I plan on giving them to my mom for the playroom she has for her grand-babies. that is if my munchkin doesn’t claim them first