Thursday 20 February 2014


My first pattern is available on Craftsy!

 About a month ago I started to work on the actual layout of the Country Home block.

I decided to use it for an one-day-project pattern: a pillow cover requiring only one block (13 1/2" x 13 1/2" seam allowance included).

It's fun and easy to make this block because you have to cut and sew together only strips, squares and rectangles.

...and due to their dimensions, you need only a few blocks to sew a lovely quilt too.

I am a visual learner, so, thinking at those like me, I joined the instructions with many drawings and photos. Actually about 40. I included also instructions for inserting the zip on the pillow cover back.

The contributions of  my testers were wonderful! I am very grateful to them!

Look at two of their works, each one with a personal touch:

Made by my dear friend  Silvia

Made by my dear meticulous Kat

    I am very grateful also to Geta who guided me from the beginning to the end with patience and generosity.

I hope you will enjoy my pattern. 

On Pinterest a fresh new board is waiting for all the things you will do using the Country Home block. 
Write me to give you access to it or send me the pictures and I will do it for you.
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Thank you for your visit!

Have a beautiful day!

I am linking to Finish it up Friday.


  1. I enjoyed doing this pattern. It's so easy to follow your instructions. I love Kat's quilt! Thanks for the link! Good luck!

  2. So happy to see all the pillows you made! In rainbow colors! I am impressed with the look of the scrappy blocks - the pattern is so versatile! And the block looks fabulous in a quilt. Now to quilt my block! Best of luck with the pattern!

  3. Te felicit Mihaela pentru ideea si realizarea ta.
    Ai fost inconjurata si incurajata de prietene .
    Frumos inceput.

  4. Un tipar super reusit, si m-a surprins cat de frumos arata intr-un quilt! Congrats and good luck! :)

  5. awesome pillows, going have to put that pattern on my wish list

  6. I love the pattern. It is so modern and graphic and yet has a traditional slant. Great job.

  7. visiting from crazy mum quilts. This is lovely

  8. Felicitari felicitari...tin minte ca facusei o perna alb cu negru si mi.a placut tare mult!
    Si ce bine vine si intr.un quilt
    Spor in toate

  9. Wonderful pattern! Looks great in plain or printed fabric!

  10. Great design. Love the row of cushions. And the quilt top is gorgeous.
    On my wish list.

  11. Just lovely! Congrats on your first quilt pattern!

  12. Thanks to Geta's email, I discovered your lovely pillow pattern. I am heading to Craftsy to purchase it now. Congratulations on your design. swalker287 (at) aol (dot) com.

  13. Beautiful. I put your pattern on my Craftsy wishlist.

  14. Love this Mihaela ! It's very beautiful as are the rest of the patterns on your Crafty site!! I especially love the big crocheted floor pillow -- it's darling too. Congrats on your first sewing pattern. I jumped over from Geta's site. Take care now.

  15. Oh Mihaela - I made a mistake on the last comment I left - so sorry :( Crafty showed me another pattern when I was on your page and I thought it was yours. I guess it is not. I do love your new pillow pattern! Congratulations on your first published pattern. Take care now, Karen

  16. Love this pillow pattern. I will give it a as soon as I can. You've made it up in so many lovely colors and the quilt is beautiful. I will be following you, thank you for sharing such an inspiring piece of work.

  17. Fresh pattern. Very modern looking. I love it! Dacia

  18. felicitări, elegant si modern, impresionant quilt! Am remarcat tiparul pe Crafsty si mi-a plăcut tare mult, am pus-o pe lista mea de "dorințe". Mult succes!

  19. Fantastic design - I wish you much success! Faith

  20. Absolutely beautiful design!! Much success to you. Faith.