Thursday, April 26, 2018

Tallinn Fabrics Blog Tour : :

Tallinn Firendship Braid Pillow

Today is my stop on Jessica Swift's blog tour for her colorful collection, Tallinn for Angles by Art Gallery Fabrics, a division for AGF! Tallinn is inspired by Jessica’s travels through Eastern Europe and is a playful take on the picturesque Estonian villages, combined with quirky, colorful folk motifs. This collection is so much fun and I hope my pillow project inspires you to sew with Tallinn!

The Tallinn Fabrics Blog Tour

When Jessica asked if I would like to stitch up something with these beautiful fabrics as part pf her first fabric collection blog tour, of course I said yes! She has quite the list of talented designers who have joined in, so be sure to visit the list of makers below to see more wonderful Tallinn sewing project!

Tallin Fabrics Banner

Thursday April 19 – Mathew Boudreaux | Mister Domestic
Friday April 20 – Katie Skoog | Simple Life Pattern Company
Monday April 23 – Sharon Holland
Tuesday April 24 – Eleri | Sew and Tell Project
Wednesday April 25 – Paola Baker | Love of Fabrics
Thursday April 26 – Maureen Cracknell
Friday April 27 – Alexis Wright | My Sweet Sunshine Studio
Monday April 30 – Isabelle Selak | South Bay Bella Studio
Tuesday May 1 – Cassie Massolia | Lily Shine Creates
Wednesday May 2 – Becca Plymale | Sunflower Seams
Thursday May 3 – Alisa Kutsel | A Stitch In Between
Friday May 4 – Sharon McConnell | Color Girl Quilts
Monday May 7 – Karen O’Connor | Lady K Quilt Designs
Tuesday May 8 – Sarai Schuk | Sarai’s Hobbies
Wednesday May 9 – Elise Baek | Elise & Emelie
Thursday May 10 – Jessica Swift
Friday May 11 – Gwyn LaSpina
Monday May 14 – Loni Jakubowski | Havin Sew Much Fun

Tallin Fabrics

For my project I used mostly prints from the Faabula colorway, made up of pretty red-orange, sky blue and navy, that to-me felt very primary and just perfect for a nursery, toddler room, library or play space for any little boy or girl!

Tallinn Fabrics

This is a new quilt as you go pattern that I shared a few months back, Friendship Braids QAYG. I've made a quilt, holiday stockings, bags and pillows using this pattern and I plan to share a tutorial very soon! If you enjoy the Herringbone QAYG technique that I teach in my Craftsy class and use so often, then you'll love this new braided pattern!

Tallinn Friendship Braid Pillow

Tallinn Strips

To make this 18" square pillow I started with two cotton batting pieces measuring 10"x19" that I pieced until covered with 2.5" strips of Tallinn prints. Once my batting rectangles were completely covered with fabrics, I trimmed them up to 9.5"x18.5" and sewed them together to finish as this quick, happy pillow with an envelope style back in an AGF heavyweight denim.

Tallinn Braid

Tallinn Pillow Back

Tallinn Pillow Corner

Tallinn Pillow

I hope you're inspired by my stop on the Tallinn blog tour! Be sure to follow along by visiting the list of makers above and on Instagram by following the hashtags #TallinnFabrics and #TallinnFabricsBlogTour!

xo Maureen


  1. Love your fabric choices from the collection. It is a nice colorful & fun pillow that will brighten up a favorite chair.

  2. Your cushion looks great. These prints and colours are so lovely and saturated.

  3. I really like this collection, I am looking for fabric for a baby boy quilt and think the will do nicely. x

  4. Adorable pillow! Of course you Tallinn is just so bright and indeed perfect for boy or girl. I love that AGF heavy Denim on the flip too...nice and sturdy.

  5. I am nuts crazy about this fabric. I love both colorways. I am saving for a nice healthy stack of these
    Your pillow is superb of course!!

  6. Such fun, bright fabrics! And I love your pillow!

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