Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting :: Review & Giveaway!

I’m so excited to be the next stop on Natalia’s book tour!  In the Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting Natalia is giving all of us the knowledge and tools to work her beautiful quilting patterns into our quilts at home!

Natalia has added a theme to the tour : It’s a Family Affair, I know for me anytime I’m sewing, I’m always surrounded by my family! My kids love fabric, and have been asking to make another quilt recently. My mom taught me to sew garments as a girl, along with the 4-H ladies, and since teaching myself to quilt, I’ve been teaching my mom the in’s and out’s of quilting! Quilting is definitely a family affair here – we’ve come full circle!

Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting is a perfectly organized reference.  The first section Focus on Quilting, walks you through machine set up, techniques, and all the beautiful quilting patterns. Since Natalia love to design and piece quilts too – she designed six projects to practice and show off beautiful quilting too! Those patterns are in the second section, and section three is chalk full of Quilting Patterns – a great space to trace and practice the movements before moving to your quilt top.

I’ve had the privilege of seeing the quilts in the book; Round and Round immediately caught my eye as a project that would look great in any size! I decided to pull a few fun prints to piece with the gray background, and eventually decided to sash the blocks with an orange print.

I had a lot of fun piecing, and quilting this little project! Now I just need to decide how to finish it – pillow cover or table topper?


Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting is a great addition to any quilter’s library, and sure to be a source of inspiration for many projects!  To win a copy of Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting leave me a comment, telling me how you would finish my project.

 I will select a winner on October 19th, 2012 – Good Luck!


Visit the other stops on the tour to learn more:

Amy Webb – October 6th
Melissa Corry – October 7th
Melissa Mortensen  – October 8th
Stash Books – October 9th
Amy Ellis – October 10th
Kimberly Jolly – October 11th
Vicki Christensen – October 12th
Candy Glendening – October 13th
Angela Yosten – October 14th
Gen Q Magazine – October 15th
Tracey Jacobsen – October 16th
Vickie Eapen – October 17th
AllisonHarris – October 18th

By |2019-05-29T10:33:24-06:00October 10th, 2012|give away, review|224 Comments


  1. Jamie Cooley October 10, 2012 at 5:09 am

    I’d probably go with pillow cover!

  2. Anita October 10, 2012 at 5:14 am

    I would go for a table topper!

  3. Camilla October 10, 2012 at 5:27 am

    I like the pillow idea. Very inspiring!

  4. Georgia October 10, 2012 at 5:31 am

    I personally love the idea of a pillow topper! It looks beautiful!

  5. Paloma October 10, 2012 at 5:51 am

    Hi Amy! It’s so good to hear that there is more guidance in actual quilting part of whole quilting process. I love piecing but quilting is still very intimidating to me. Definitely a good book to add to my library. As for you lovely project, I’d go for the pillow option. I’ll keep my fingers crossed ;)

  6. Tesuque October 10, 2012 at 5:51 am

    i think it would make an eye-catching pillow cover.

  7. Pat October 10, 2012 at 6:02 am

    I’m thinking table topper would be great! Your colors are wonderful – love the sashing.

  8. Becky Greene October 10, 2012 at 6:03 am

    I think it should definitely be a pillow cover! Love the circles and the lines together!

  9. Jade October 10, 2012 at 6:14 am

    I would go for the table topper… but I would get my mum to sew it for me as she’s the quilter :).

  10. Erika October 10, 2012 at 6:15 am

    I would make it a pillow cover. I love the color choices.

  11. Juanita Lanaux October 10, 2012 at 6:16 am

    I would make it a pillow cover. :) It turned out so cute.

  12. Sandi Colwell October 10, 2012 at 6:22 am

    I’d go for a wall hanging! It’s really beautiful!

  13. Sallie October 10, 2012 at 6:50 am

    It’s very pretty – I like table toppers. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Denise Smart October 10, 2012 at 6:52 am

    I think this would be better as a table topper than as a pillow cover. Set on a diagonal, the grid gives a lovely place to put table decorative accessories such as candles or a center piece. How about folding it in half, adding handles, and you have a lovely quilted tote?

  15. Faye October 10, 2012 at 6:56 am

    I’m not big on table toppers, generally, and am of the opinion that you can never have too many pillows — especially if they look like that! It’s a beautiful block!

  16. Kelsey October 10, 2012 at 7:00 am

    I’d say a little wall hanging or a pillow cover! Looks fab :)

  17. Barbara October 10, 2012 at 7:09 am

    I would make a table topper…or a doll quilt!

  18. Julie A. October 10, 2012 at 7:09 am

    I would finish it as a pillow — it looks great !

  19. Patricia L. October 10, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Wall hanging because it looks like a window pane.

  20. Junebug October 10, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Between the two I’d pick a pillow cover because I like pillows better than table toppers :)… But given all choices I’d pick a wall hanging, because I think it’s so beautiful!

  21. Joan October 10, 2012 at 7:31 am

    I would make a pillow. It’s beautiful. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

  22. linda October 10, 2012 at 7:36 am

    i am just finishing a wall hanging and would like to do that :))
    thanks for the chance .

  23. Lyn October 10, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Definitely a pillow….it’s fall, and time for nice poochy pillows to snuggle against, under a blanket, with a nice cup of hot tea/chocolate/coffee AFTER you finish raking all the darned leaves. :-)

  24. Michelle @ needle and nest October 10, 2012 at 7:38 am

    I think it would make a fab pillow cover. Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. Lori October 10, 2012 at 7:44 am

    I would definitely do a pillow cover!

  26. Melinda October 10, 2012 at 7:51 am

    I’m with the table topper folks. I could definitely use something like this on my end tables in my living room (and as a matter of fact, have been telling my husband I’d make something like that for months now).

  27. Regan Martin October 10, 2012 at 7:58 am

    I would go with a table topper, but I would put the little corners on the back so I could hang as a wall hanging, too! It’s so beautiful…..I’d want out to view all the time!

  28. Linda October 10, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Table topper or pillow would work for me.

  29. Lori October 10, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I think this would make a great pillow.

  30. Phyllis October 10, 2012 at 8:03 am

    I would definitely make this into a pillow – something that says ‘Here I am, sitting up, take notice of me’. It is just too nice to lay flat. A pillow – seen from near and far.

  31. Anne-Marie Binet October 10, 2012 at 8:10 am

    A pillow cover is my choice! Love the sashing!

  32. Lori Smanski October 10, 2012 at 8:13 am

    love how teaching goes full circle. hmmm, personally i would finish this as a table topper.

  33. Marleen October 10, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Definitely a pillow cover! It would brighten up any couch.

  34. Susan N. October 10, 2012 at 8:18 am

    I am trying to decide between a pillow cover, wall hanging or candle/vase mat.

  35. moira October 10, 2012 at 8:21 am

    my vote goes to ….. pillow

  36. Kathie October 10, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Your beautiful quilt would make a great tabletop!

  37. Sonia B October 10, 2012 at 8:25 am

    A pillow cover definitely . . . very beautiful. Thanks for the chance.

  38. Dorothy October 10, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Pillow cover would be my choice for this very cool little quilt!

  39. Mandy October 10, 2012 at 8:40 am

    A table topper for sure! I have started doing this lately as I have way too many quilts and this way I can see new stuff and change them out frequently. Thank you for the chance to win.

  40. Louanne October 10, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Definitely a pillow cover….

  41. Allison C October 10, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Pillow cover with purple binding

  42. BOTH…you may have to make another!! :o) This book looks great…and I like everyone else, would love to win it!! Thanks so much for the chance!!

  43. Terry October 10, 2012 at 8:56 am

    I’d definitely choose to make it a pillow cover. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

  44. patty October 10, 2012 at 9:11 am

    I would make it into a table topper. It is very cute!

  45. Heather October 10, 2012 at 9:11 am


  46. Em October 10, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I think you should add a border and complete the circles that go up to the edge of the square, then finish it off as a table topper.

  47. kelli October 10, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I vote for pillow or add a border and hang it! Thanks for the giveaway… I am always looking for help moving beyond my walking foot :)


  48. Rebecca October 10, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I’d go with pillow cover! LOVE it!

  49. Tiffany October 10, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Pillow cover all the way! Thanks for the chance to win!

  50. Anne October 10, 2012 at 9:23 am

    I vote for a pillow. The asymmetry of the design is nice.

  51. Sally October 10, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Pillow cover (too cool!)

  52. Captain StitchyPants October 10, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Very pretty! I’d probably turn it into a cushion cover.

  53. Patti October 10, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I would go for a pillow cover! Thanks for the review of the book and the giveaway.

  54. Joy Breedlove October 10, 2012 at 9:37 am

    My first thought was a table topper, but the more I looked at it, the more I could visualize this as a pillow! Either will be lovely. I’d love to win this book, it’s very timely as I am about to start a machine quilted project. Thanks!

  55. Linda October 10, 2012 at 9:41 am


  56. Sara October 10, 2012 at 9:45 am

    It’s very cute either way. A pillow cover would really show off the whole thing. A table topper might get covered up with a lamp or flower pot or basket. So I’d go with the pillow cover.

  57. Linda S October 10, 2012 at 9:58 am

    I would add a border & go with a table topper…I think horizontal surfaces just love table toppers!!

  58. Marjorie Nath October 10, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I would finish it as a wall hanging. I have white walls and I just love the pop of colors I get from wall hangings and how easy it makes it to change the decor. I didn’t choose either because with 3 dogs, pillows tend to become the girls private property that I have trouble getting back, the same would probably happen to table runners too. Ginger, the youngest (2) tends to want anything I make. Thank you for the giveaway.

  59. Shar Fletcher October 10, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I think I would finish it as a table topper. At my house pillows are thrown on the floor. I would hate to see all my work end up on the floor.

  60. ratama October 10, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I would finish it as a wall hanging!

  61. Michelle Jensen October 10, 2012 at 10:09 am

    I would make it into a pillow. I had a thought though that they would make really cute placemats if you made three-four more. I just thought about that when I saw them. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  62. Laura October 10, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Love the mini quilt colors! I would make a pillow with it.

  63. Judith October 10, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I’d go with the cushion cover. If it’s laying flat on a table, you have to be right next to it to see it, but you can set the cushion so you can enjoy looking at it from further away.

  64. Kathy A. October 10, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Table topper I think or pillow. Very pretty!

  65. Hallie October 10, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Thanks for the review of Natalia’s new book. I would make a pillow from your sample. You did a very nice job on the circle quilting. Thanks for sharing :)

  66. Terry J. October 10, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Mini quilt and/or table topper. What brilliant work!
    Thanks for sharing

  67. Kristin M October 10, 2012 at 10:21 am

    How about making that the center of a larger quilt, (quilt as you go style) and add a larger border of darker shades of the colors you already used and add more geometric shapes. Even setting it off center…

  68. Mary on Lake Pulaski October 10, 2012 at 10:23 am

    It’s a perfect pillow cover Amy!

  69. Zoe October 10, 2012 at 10:23 am

    I would do a pillow cover. The colors are so beautiful.

  70. Elizabeth McDonald October 10, 2012 at 10:25 am

    I would bind it with the fuschia dot!

  71. Olivia October 10, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would got with table topper! Would look BEAUTIFUL with a bouquet of orange and pink flowers on it!!!

  72. Suzanne October 10, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I would make it into a pillow cover :)

  73. Christy October 10, 2012 at 10:38 am

    It would be a table topper at my house because with the kids, pillows just do not stay on the furniture.

  74. Jane October 10, 2012 at 10:40 am

    It would make a lovely cushion cover

  75. Sue Goodin October 10, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I think it would be a beautiful piece to frame.

  76. Lisa Marie October 10, 2012 at 10:50 am

    So cute! I think it would be a perfect pillow. But you know that then you would need to make a bigger version for a quilt to coordinate with the pillow. That would be cool!

  77. Queenie Believe October 10, 2012 at 10:51 am

    How about putting a binding on just as it is and then creating two sets of little bean bags: green and purple. It would make a fun tick-tack-toe game board set.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  78. Donna Joy October 10, 2012 at 10:59 am

    That would sure make a wonderful pillow cover.
    I so badly want to learn to machine quilt, I’m so thankful for people who write such helpful books.

  79. Gina S. October 10, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I would do a pillow with it.

  80. Ali M October 10, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Oh that’s pretty – I’d opt for a pillow, I think that’s look great (must pin it!)
    thank you for the giveaway!

  81. Gill October 10, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I’d go for a table topper or a wallhanging!

  82. Liz G October 10, 2012 at 11:31 am

    What a fun design! I love the bright colors you used. I think it would be great as either a pillow cover or a table topper!

  83. Diane W October 10, 2012 at 11:39 am

    If the only choice is tabletop or pillow, i would choose pillow.
    Actually, it’s not one of your choices but I would frame it and use it as a picture.

  84. Joan PR October 10, 2012 at 11:39 am

    It’d make a great pillow cover.

  85. Carolyn October 10, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I would totally go with a pillow! It would look great as a statement on a couch or chair. I love it!

  86. HeatherK October 10, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I love pillows, so that’s what I say! My girls would probably steal it, though. They love geometric designs.

  87. Miss Nancy October 10, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Your project would make a great and fun pillow or wall hanging. Thank you for the giveaway.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

  88. Mamaladybug October 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I love how the design would make for a very fun game of tic-tac-toe, which we love to play while sitting at the table, so I’m opting for the table top. We have a wooden toy box which could be covered nicely with this quilt and I’d probably make up some beanbags to play our game, too.

  89. Leena October 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    You should finish it as a pillow cover. Close to you when you relax.

  90. Miep October 10, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Lovely design, it would look really nice as a journal.

  91. Amy in UK October 10, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Hmmm – table topper. Pillows are ok but a table topper is lovely :)

  92. Renate October 10, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    It would make a beautiful pillow I think. But also great as a wall hanging.

  93. Martha @ Weekend Doings October 10, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    It is such a lovely design, I think I would go for a pillow. Thanks for the giveaway.

  94. Debby October 10, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I would make a wallhanging. I would start with a narrow border, same width as the border between the blocks. Then I would make an outer border of that aqua background, and applique circles (maybe quartered) with the circle fabrics. Hope you choose mine, I would love to see it outside my head!

  95. Arlene Spahn October 10, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    I would do a table topper! I have not done any fancy quilting and would love to learn how.

  96. Carolyn October 10, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    I would definitely go with the pillow! Thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely book.

  97. Patricia October 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Your quilt is so much fun!! I would go with a table topper. Thanks for the give away.

  98. Patsy Booher October 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    My vote is for a tabletopper. Great work!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  99. CJ October 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I think it would make a fabulous pillow cover!

  100. Snoodles October 10, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I vote for pillow cover….and I would pull that gorgeous dark polka dot fabric to be the flip side! Thanks for the chance to win….my FMQ skills are rudimentary!

  101. Pam C October 10, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I vote for pillow cover. A table cover would probably result in something being placed on top of it and covering it up. I want to see that beauty!

  102. Brenda Hulsey October 10, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Oh I see a cute little mini quilt or wall hanging! I love that. Isn’t it funny when you can see something and think….bingo! Why didn’t I think of that! I love it!

  103. Carrie P. October 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    I think it would make a great pillow. thanks for a chance to win the book.

  104. Elisabeth October 10, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I always vot for pillows, on the table things spill. I would be so sad if something that lovely were ruined!

  105. Beth T. October 10, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    May I suggest a third option? Wall-hanging! It reminds me of window panes and I think it would look great on a wall.

  106. Emily October 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Table topper I think. Would love to be entered in the giveaway! It looks like a great book!

  107. Amy October 10, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I’d make a pillow cover.

  108. Pam October 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Pillow cover would be adorable.

  109. SewLindaAnn October 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I think with some solid orange and linen fabric a pillow in that design would be really striking.

  110. Jodi October 10, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Thanks for posting this. How lovely. I vote table topper or wall hanging- although that wasn’t one of the options. It makes me think of a window,

  111. Elisabetta October 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    this project reminds me of Christmas decorations seen by the window, you could do a Christmas tree base cover or a table runner

  112. Lori Morton October 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Oh!! I’d make a Table Topper!!! Cute!!

    Thanks for chance to win! :)

  113. Sue Macdonald October 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I’d make a pillow.

  114. Heather S October 10, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I would stitch it up with all white around each block!

  115. Sel October 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Definitely cushion cover. And maybe make a few more of them, give them away as a matched set!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  116. French75 October 10, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I can see your piece hung in a picture frame (no glass) and hung on point. That would be a great way to show it off.

  117. Robin Chapa October 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Definitely a pillow! It’s gorgeous!!!!!!

  118. Heidi @ Fabric Mutt October 10, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Pillow cover! So pretty!!

  119. Sheryl October 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I think it would make a nice pillow.

  120. Jenelle October 10, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I like the idea of a pillow cover. It’s such a fun design! Thanks for the chance. :)

  121. kate brown October 10, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Well, if you are sure you don’t want to go any further with it for a quilt ( which would look just beautiful) I would definately go with a pillow :)

  122. Adele Dizney October 10, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I think it would make a fabulous pillow cover. Thanks

  123. Christy October 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    It’s so pretty that I’d probably want to look at it all the time, so I think a wall hanging would be a great way to finish it.

  124. Jeanne October 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I think it would make a gorgeous pillow cover.

  125. A.J. Dub (Amy) October 10, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I would normally go with pillow cover, but I like this for a table topper. Very pretty!

  126. Janet Ann October 10, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Definitely Pillow … it’s to cute to put on a table – things on tables always get buried under other junk! I pillow always is in sight and it would brighten up any room!

  127. Joanna October 10, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I’d would try making half circles from the dark and light fabrics and border the square with them. It wouldn’t be exactly a scallop border but would nice, I think.

  128. Syd October 10, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I think wallhanging would be wonderful! What a perfect way to showcase your project!!

  129. Rachelle October 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    It already looks like a pillow cover to me, so definitely that!

  130. Angie in SoCal October 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    I’d finish it as a pillow! THanks for the chance.

  131. Mary Ann October 10, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Pillow for sure!! Loved the quilting and fabric choice you used on this project. I would love to win this book!

    I just finished making Graduation from your book Modern Basics. I ordered the exact colors you listed in the pattern and very happy with how it turned out. I quilted it myself with straight lines. I just have to sew on the binding to the back. I am giving it to my daughter for Christmas.

  132. Kay October 10, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Definitely a pillow cover!

  133. Diana October 10, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I would definitely finish it as a table cover–great colors, great pattern and wonderful quilting. Good Job!

  134. lynaeve October 10, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I always love pillow covers. Thanks for the chance

  135. Maureen Mangrum October 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Love both ideas but might have to go with the pillow…so pretty! I would love to learn free motion quilting and the book looks like it would be a perfect way to start. Thanks for the giveaway!

  136. Adrienne Klenck October 10, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Go for the pillow!

  137. Jo October 10, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    I think a wall hanging would be fun to show it off!

  138. Hannah October 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    I think it would make a cool looking pillow!

  139. Karen Miller October 10, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Table Topper for me — It’s just beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing it with us!

  140. Cecilia October 10, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I think it would make a pretty wall hanging. The sashing reminds me of window panes. I love the colors you chose.

  141. Patty October 10, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I think it would look great as a pillow.

  142. Bea October 10, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    I think a Pillow would be great! Thanks for the chance to win!

  143. Leslie Sorenson October 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Finish with a wide flange border and make it into a pillow.

  144. Vicky K Creating October 10, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I would love the book. I have 2 quilts waiting to be quilted. I’m always hesitant to do the quilting and would love more resources to boost my confidence.
    I vote for pillow cover.
    Thanks for giveaway.

  145. quiltmom anna October 10, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    It sounds like a wonderful book – useful to see some different ways of free motion quilting.
    I would make it into a table topper as I like center pieces for my tables.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for the chance to win this nice book.
    Regards from Western Canada,

  146. Shannon Wallace October 10, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Natalia is so sweet. I started following her blog maybe a year or two ago, and she even responds personally to questions by email!!! :)

    What a colorful project! I vote finish it as a table topper to use once the holidays are over and you want something bright and cheerful!

  147. Nancy October 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    I would go for the pillow cover.. It would look great on a neutral colored couch in the fall.

  148. Barb N October 10, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    It should be a pillow so you could snuggle up with it and trace that circular quilting around, and around, and around, and around. Wanted to mention, too, that I love your header!

  149. Judie Harron October 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    I think finishing your project as a pillow would be my first choice. I would love to win the Machine Quilting book…thanks for a chance. judie

  150. jenni October 10, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Pillow topper! I have pillows on my brain because my husband asked me to make some pillows to go on the sofa!

  151. LulaA October 10, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    I like the table topper. But either would look great.

  152. CARMEN SANGUINO October 10, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    I’d love to make a tablecloth with this beautiful design, the colors are beautiful! I want to win this book, thanks for sharing.

  153. Annette Z October 10, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Definitely table topper!

  154. Natasha Renstead October 10, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    It’s screaming pillow cover to me :) Whatever you decide, it is beautiful!

  155. Jenny October 11, 2012 at 12:39 am

    I would go with the pillow. It’s very pretty.

  156. Rebecca October 11, 2012 at 2:15 am

    I would make it a wall hanging. Those colors would brighten up the whole room!

  157. Vicki@Hitch&Thread October 11, 2012 at 5:26 am

    I’d probably make it into a sewing machine cover. My poor baby really needs one. I’d dust more but that would cut into valuable quilting time!

  158. Jenelle Boxberger October 11, 2012 at 7:47 am

    I would make it into a darling pillow cover. Thanks for the chance to win. and Thanks for the blog.

  159. Jocelyn October 11, 2012 at 7:52 am

    I think this would make a very cool pillow cover. Pretty colors!

  160. Vikki October 11, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Pillow cover! Love the colors you chose (and the circles, I am a sucker for circles).

  161. pam w October 11, 2012 at 9:20 am

    i would go with pillow cover or maybe just a wallhanging

  162. Neha October 11, 2012 at 10:02 am

    I vote for table topper! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  163. Dawn Hollingsworth October 11, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I like the idea of either but, I think that would make a terrific little pillow :)

  164. Heather October 11, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I would make a pillow cover.

  165. Susie Johnson October 11, 2012 at 11:40 am


  166. Jeanne in Ohio October 11, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    It would be a cute pillow.

  167. barbara woods October 11, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    table topper gets my vote thanks for the chance

  168. Rhonda October 11, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    My vote is pillow cover; lovely; thanks for chance!

  169. janita October 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I say pillow because I am on the hunt for cute pillows. Thanks for a chance to win this great book. I need some help with the quilting aspect of my quilts. Janita

  170. Evelyn October 11, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    This would look good either way. I’m leaning toward pillow.

  171. Gretchen F October 11, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    I would hang it on a wall – on point!

  172. Michele October 11, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Definitely a pillow cover!

  173. Jane B October 11, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I think that block wants to be a soft squishy pillow!

  174. Suz October 12, 2012 at 1:43 am

    A wall hanging I think?!

  175. Erin October 12, 2012 at 7:52 am

    I would do a pillow cover… but with how beautiful it is, I’d almost be inclined to do a wall hanging with it for my sewing room!
    Thanks for hosting the hop and thank you for the opportunity to win!
    – Erin

  176. Nancy B from Many LA October 12, 2012 at 8:15 am

    I’d make a pillow!

  177. sharon schmitz October 12, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Pillow cover for sure!

  178. Lisa McGriff October 12, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I say a pillow cover and I would add the trim that has the little pom poms that dangle.. OH SO CUTE!
    lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

  179. Samantha October 12, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I would say Pillow cover, it is super cute! Thanks for the chance.

  180. Pat C October 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I’d have to vote pillow cover. Thanks for the chance to win.

  181. Bent Needle October 12, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I’d make it a pillow!

  182. Laura October 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I would love to see this block as part of a tote or bag.

  183. Jeanne G October 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    A pillow topper or table runner would be wonderful but that is beautiful enough to frame and display as art. You have a lot of feedback and it is fun to read all the ideas. Thanks for a great review and the opportunity to win a copy of this fabulous book.

  184. corinne October 12, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Pillow , it is too pretty to use as a table topper. Thank you for a chance to win

  185. Carole M October 12, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    I’d go with pillow cover.

  186. Carla G October 12, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    What an awesome block! I’d do it as a pillow! :)

  187. Maria Carroll October 13, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Hi Amy, Props to you for yet another great review of Natalia’s book! Your block is beautiful and the colors just flow together. It would make a great pillow topper but its got so much character in it that I’d have to say a wallhanging! It’s just one of those blocks that demands attention and conversation!

  188. MarciaW October 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    table topper or in front of a window as looks like stained glass

  189. Deb October 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    It’s so pretty I’d go for a small lap quilt to go over the back of a sofa.

  190. Julie Litte October 13, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I think it would make a fun pillow cover. Love it!

  191. Jeni K October 13, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    This screams pillow to me.

  192. Paula October 13, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Pillow cove!

  193. Lindsay October 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I’d go with the pillow cover.

  194. Linda October 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Love this book and would love to have it! Also, love your project and I can see it as a pillow top. Great color choices. Thanks for giving a book away.

  195. Karen Vail October 14, 2012 at 6:16 am

    I’d go with a pillow top.

  196. Katie Y. October 14, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I think it would make such a beautiful pillow! :)

  197. jane d. October 14, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Table topper gets my vote!

  198. Barb@witsend October 14, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    I have to go with the majority and say pillow cover but it would make a great bag too.

  199. Carmen October 14, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I’m always a sucker for pillow covers

  200. Mary Jo Jones October 15, 2012 at 5:37 am

    I love your Round and Round! I think I would use it as a table topper…darling! Thanks for the giveaway:)

  201. Sandra October 15, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Between the two, I’ll choose table topper. However, if you would like to consider another option, I think a tote bag would be very pretty too.

    Thank you for this giveaway

  202. Michele October 15, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Pillow cover of course. Isn’t it obvious to everyone? LOL
    Since I hope to start FMQ soon myself, I really need this book. A newbie at FMQ needs all the help she can get, right?

  203. melanie c October 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    It would be super cute pillow!

  204. Margaret October 15, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    How about a wall hanging? Bind it in that neat purple-y fabric, then hang it up!

  205. H King October 15, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    It would make a fantastic anything, but I vote pillow!

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  207. Lisa E October 15, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    My first choice would be a wallhanging. But if you want a pillow or table topper, I would choose pillow. Really nice work!

  208. Roxanne Howard October 16, 2012 at 6:34 am

    This finished as a pillow would make any room POP!
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  209. Debbi October 16, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Very pretty! I’d go with a pillow cover!

  210. Jenniffier October 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Pillow cover. It is amazing !

  211. Lisa Gus October 16, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I picture your little quilted piece as a pillow cover for a teen’s room or in the family room. It turned out great!

  212. Anya October 16, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Pillow for sure!!! It would look fabulous on a sofa :)

  213. Maria do Carmo October 16, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Juro que colocaria na minha porta quarto de costura como uma linda guirlanda de boas vindas.

  214. Anna October 17, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Table-topper, as then it could double as a wall quilt in another life!!

  215. Julia October 17, 2012 at 6:28 am

    I would do both! Complete the back like a pillow, bind it, and you can either stuff it with a pillow form or leave it to use as a topper!

  216. Sara October 17, 2012 at 9:18 am

    I would like it as a pillow cover or perhaps a wall hanging!

  217. Denise J. October 17, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I think your project would look great as a pillow. So cute.

  218. Sandy D October 17, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I think a pillow cover. It would give a very modern look to a room.

  219. Kathy MacKie October 17, 2012 at 10:58 am

    How about a cute bag sew that you can carry it everywhere and more people would get to love it !

  220. Lena S. October 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I think your piece would look great as a pillow cover.

  221. Judy1522 October 17, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    I think it would make a beautiful pillow top.

  222. CherylK October 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    My first thought was – wall hanging! But, between table topper and pillow…I think table topper.

  223. kathy h October 19, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I would make it into a pillow cover so I could enjoy the whole little quilt. The stitching is wonderful too.

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