My friend Michelle over at Factotum Of The Arts has designed a wonderful quilt block, the Push Me Pull Me block. Here is a model quilt that she designed as a mock-up of a final quilt:
Isn’t she so talented? I love how this looks, and I’ve already pulled a stack of fabric that I want to use to create a whole quilt. When she asked for pattern testers, I jumped at the chance to try this pattern. I can’t wait to make this block again – and I’m thinking it would also make a fabulous bee block.
Michelle’s directions are super clear, and the blocks comes together beautiful with perfect seams. Trust me, if I can match up the seams – anyone can. I’m notorious for not cutting perfectly, but this was very clear and easy to follow. I only had to pin a few steps and I made sure to follow her directions of ironing the seams open. Want to see what I made? Here it is:
My husband said it is the coolest thing I’ve made so far. Whoa, high praise there! He is not one to use hyperbole or mince words, so Michelle, your block has made it!!!
I want to play around with color placement a little more…
I just love how these arrows look!
And, finally – here is the back. This is where I found my color inspiration!
Michelle, thank you for sharing such an amazing block – I can’t wait to see the other projects made for the Push Me Pull Me block!
Be sure to check out the other pattern testers and what they created!
Ashley @ Wasn’t Quilt in a Day
Kristel @ Work-in-Progress Girl
Mara @ Secretly Stitching
Sarah @ Sarah Quilts
And, you should definitely head over to Michelle’s blog to see everything else she’s made! She is such a quilting inspiration – I love seeing what she makes! (And, head over to Craftsy to buy this pattern!)
I’m also linking up to all those fabulous Friday parties like Quilt Matters, Crazy Mom Quilts, and Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Check out the other wonderful finishes this week!
Ooh! Pretty!! I love seeing this in all different fabrics. I like the effect you created by using the 2 different aquas. It really emphasizes the out arrows.
STOP! I need a pillow ASAP. Can you tell me about your concentric circle process?
That’s a really pretty pattern! I’ll have to keep an eye out for it 🙂
I love the way you quilted the pillow, it is definitely a perfect block for our men in our life.
LOVE THIS. Wow. That block is absolutely incredible, and I love your finished pillow. I totally need me one of these! 🙂
Love the block, and your quilting on your cushion is super.
Love this pattern… and your pillow is so gorgeous. You are really inspiring me to make a cushion. Yours are so fab.
That is one awesome pillow. And the pattern is genius.
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i love the way you’ve quilted with circular lines! gives this block a whole new feel! great job! 🙂
This looks great as a pillow!
Love it as a cushion! Love the fabrics and quilting too!
It is a gorgeous design, it will be a real hit!!!
I love your pillow – and boy say thank you to the hubby for me 🙂 We need to talk about your circle quilting, I want to do some but a little apprehensive and will need tips 🙂
The spiral is perfect for this one! Very cool!
Wonderful job!! I love the single block used to make a pillow!
Love your color choices! This pillow turned out really cool.
Beautiful pillow!!! Love this pattern!!
Very pretty pillow. I love the circular quilting.
Great job – wonderful quilting technique. I’ve never tried this before; looks like fun!
Duh – I forgot to say, I love the name of your blog. 😆
Oh, gorgeous! I love the colours and fabrics. (That stitch square in that colour is just amazing.) I love the circle quilting too – that scares me to try, but it looks SO good.
Such a pretty pillow, beautiful colors and love how you quited it
Fabulous – and the quilting is just perfect!!
Great fabric pull!
Love the colors you picked!
Wow!! I really like what you did with the arrows and this is such a great cushion to make for my son. Thanks for sharing.
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Love your colour choices! This is a great design and your spiral quilting is awesome!
I love your pillow, especially your choice of quilting design for this block.
That block is awesome! Love the interplay of the arrows — very cool. You picked great fabrics for it too in your pillow, Ashley. Great job! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!
I love your fabric choices for this great pattern. I’m so happy that MIchelle chose you as a tester – great job!
I agree with everyone else – great fabric choices and circular quilting!
I love the pillow version of this pattern!
Cool pillow. The arrows show up really well with your color choice.
I didn’t notice the two different sets of arrows before! so cool. your cushion is pretty yet smartly styled, too. nice combo!
Great cushion… I didn’t notice the two arrows either. That circle quilting is just frightening I hate to think how mine would turn out!
Love the pattern! The quilting is such a great contrast to the straight lines, great choice. Fabulous!