Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mixing It Up!

"Mixing It Up!"

This month's challenge theme :  MIX

Want to see what I made when I "MIXED" up ~   Patchsmith  Patterns  applique
                                                                      the ModaLove block pattern?

Oh yes , and mix in  "some"  2009 Moda Mill House Inn fabric that I have in my stash.  (Is this vintage yet?)  (And, do yards, and yards, of fabrics and a few charm packs count as "some"?)

Fabric:   Oodles of Mill House Inn      by Fig Tree Quilts  Moda fabric 

Applique:   The applique pattern  is by Amanda, The Patchsmith, from her 
Halloween and Thanksgiving Mug Rugs  pattern book .  This book has  10 patterns ! 
  I used the  "Primitive Pumpkin " pattern for my pillow. 

available here in pdf

The block pattern:  Modalove by Moda  here  (in three sizes!)

Mixing up the The Patchsmith  applique with the mini ModaLove block  Susie's Sunroom

Now, I had this pretty 12 inch block,  with this super cute fall pumpkin and crow applique in the corner. ( Just waiting to put out for fall !)    I decided to make this  block into a 14 inch pillow.  I  simply added a 1 1/2 inch  border sash on each side, and picked out a Mill House Inn Rose Red fabric for the backing.   

My Mix                  by Susie's Sunroom

The back side -   of course it has the Covered  Zipper pillow backing  
( tutorial by  Amy Made That!)

Now, if you are a regular reader of my blog,  you will have guessed by now that I  couldn't just  look at  stare and adore this sweet little, lonely,  pillow for the whole fall...

 Before I knew it, I had another Modalove block all layed out with different fabrics and colors from my Mill House Inn stash.   ( And, I knew I had a  book of applique patterns to choose from for this next pillow !)

My second pillow     with the Pilgrim Settler pattern applique   and the Currant Jam colorway featured , from  Mill House Inn  fabrics

Backside of this pillow    in  the Currant Jam colorway  (I love that name!)

I like mixing fronts and backs together, too.

Oops!   How  When did that third pillow (with the butterscotch fabric)  slip in there?!  

Mixing it up Susie's Sunroom

Mixing up the colors and the fall applique patterns    by Susie's Sunroom

       This cute little bird and the leaves are from the  Holiday Wreath patttern from
                            Special Days Mug Rugs Book   by The Patchsmith  on pillow three

I have really loved working with all of these color and applique combinations!  
What fun it will be to look at my "mixed " up pillows this fall!

For more "Mix" inspiration,  click "here" to go to the Le Challenge blog.  There are more gorgeous projects being shared for this month's challenge.

I'm off to my sewing room!

Mix challenge

And also linking up at:  Sew Darn Crafty @ Sew Many Ways  and
                                  Can I Get a Whoop! Whoop!  @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict


  1. What a great idea! They all looks so cute! Lovely work!

  2. That is so cute! I like your appliques with the patchwork, clever idea!!
    Carole @ From My Carolina Home

  3. I love the appliqué! Thanks for sharing on le challenge!

  4. WOW, what a beautiful pillow! The applications fit great to!

  5. really beautiful and a great mix!

  6. a lovely mix of patchwork and applique, I love how they work together

  7. All three are great cushions and I love the applique details on them too.

  8. Oh, I adore your pillows. They are just wonderful!

  9. Great idea, Susie!! I saw them on Flickr earlier, such pretty pillows.


  10. HOw creative of you. Love those fabrics.

  11. Wow, you are fast! I am sure it took a bit with all of those hst's. What gorgeous cushions though!! I LOVE the colors and the appliqués add to the festive-ness of the cushions! They will be perfect until you bring out the Christmas decorations. Thanks for the links, I love this pattern!!! Great job Susie!!

  12. They are gorgeous!! Perfectly Autumnal and you've mixed the block patterns and appliqué so beautifully! Thanks for linking to le challenge :)

  13. Haha - I almost fell off my chair with laughter when I saw that THIRD pillow! I love them all!

  14. Love, love, love them. Your patchwork is perfect and showcases the applique wonderfully. These must look lovely in Susie's sunroom.

    1. Can you tell that I just adore the applique patterns? I can use them in all kinds of ways!!

  15. I LOVE what you did with the Moda Love pattern and Amanda's applique. Your pillows are adorable! I've pinned them for future inspiration.


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