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gallery of gifts 2012

In case you've been itching to get your hands on some handmade Salty Oat goodies, here's your chance! From now until December 22, you can find a few of my things for sale in the Gallery of Gifts at the Library Arts Center in Newport, New Hampshire (my home state!).
The annual holiday show features the work of a number of New England artists, and I'm excited to be included for the second time (I first participated two years ago). Among the items I sent, you'll find corduroy lunch totes, cross-stitch animal hoops, patchwork pillows, and cross-stitch pinback buttons.
If you're in the area, I hope you'll stop by the gallery and do a bit of holiday shopping and support a great organization!
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LMP+QG july challenge: little bits pillow

Each month, my friend Kait and I are making a project from the book, Last-Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts ("LMP+QG" for short). You can see previous projects here

For July, Kait and I had another quilt on the to-do list. Wanting to try something a bit different and not wanting to add to my growing WIP pile, I decided to make a big pillow instead.

I opted for a yellow and gray color theme...
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paintbox pillow

A pretty patchwork pillow to brighten your morning, made by my mom for my birthday last year:

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pillow swap: what i received

So way back last summer, when I participated in the Triangle Modern Quilt Guild's pillow swap, and made this pillow for Quilt Dad, I received this amazing pillow from fellow guild member Valerie in return:

I loved the color palette that Valerie used so much, that it wound up being the inspiration for our living curtains. Thanks, Valerie!

P.S. Happy Valentine's Day!
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hand-quilted log cabin pillow

A log cabin pillow made for my sister-in-law's June birthday:
Made using this Sew Mama Sew! tutorial and pink and green fabrics pulled entirely from my stash, with a bit of hand quilting thrown in.
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