Toivo Featuring Limeric Batiks

Categories: Paper PiecingBy Published On: January 18, 202419.9 min read430 words12 Comments on Toivo Featuring Limeric Batiks

HI Everybody!

I am here to share a project that I designed for Raija over at Quilters Treasure Chest 

She is a friend of mine and she is from Finland.

She works with Island Batiks to curate bundles of fabrics and this particular bundle is called Limerick. I enjoy working with the Island Batik company as well so it seemed like a perfect time to jump in and join a blog hop showcasing a project.

I created Toivo. It’s a paper piecing project that can be a quilted pillow or wall hanging.

We have been working with companies and running in the same “circles” but hadn’t met in person until Sept of 2023. After getting to meet Raija in person in Salt lake City at the Garden of Quilts show ..I feel like we really connected. I like to call it our Scandinavian connection. I am like 4% But I am mostly Scandinavian. Norwegian and Swedish make up the bulk of that.

So after I designed my project I asked Raija for some meaningful words in Finnish and Toivo means Hope. For those of you who have been following along Hope is a very meaningful word for me. It also happens to be my middle name. My Icelandic grandmother gave me that name. Toivo was the word I chose for this pattern. I just wanted it to be special.

This is a quick project if you like paper piecing and I love a big quilted pillow. Do you remember being in grade school and having reading pillows? That is what these big pillow remind me of….school was a safe place for me.

If you like this pattern you can find it , HERE. 

It uses small cuts of the Limerick line.

you can see a few of the bundles here:

Island Batik always delivers beautiful fabrics and I am so happy to share one of my designs in this beautiful collection from Quilters’ Treasure Chest designs.

I want to say thank you for supporting all of us! It’s been a fun project to work on and bring out into the world. :)

If you’d like to visit these other blogs on the blog tour and see all of the amazing creations:

many Blessings!


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  1. Dana A Parker January 18, 2024 at 5:41 am - Reply

    Beautiful! I love the pattern and the fabric choices.

  2. Cheri Weidlich January 18, 2024 at 9:21 am - Reply

    Lovely pattern!

  3. Donna Bicknell January 18, 2024 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Love the pattern

  4. Sharon Romualdez January 18, 2024 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    I love the name of the pattern. Next time I see Raija I’ll have to learn hove to pronounce it. I love paper piecing and will have to take a closer look at the pattern.

  5. Jayme Lane January 18, 2024 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    The pillow is stunning. Beautiful way to highlight the fabrics.

  6. Toni Raynolds January 19, 2024 at 10:40 am - Reply

    This is such an amazing story and what a beautiful project! It’s stunning and I absolutely love it!

  7. VeRonica January 19, 2024 at 11:36 am - Reply

    Absolutely stunning! I love this collection.

  8. Mary Larsen January 19, 2024 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Wow!!!! Beautiful!

  9. Linda Ellis January 23, 2024 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Another project added to my wish list! Beautiful!!

    • Therese (Terr) Haworth May 11, 2024 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      I came across your quilt design in the 2022 American Patchwork magazine called “Twice the fun using Michael Miller solid fabrics! I LOVE YOUR CHOICES! You wouldn’t by some miracle still have a queen size kit? I could buy? Just checking,,,

  10. Susan DeMatteo January 23, 2024 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful pillow! I love the design

    • Kathia January 24, 2024 at 3:31 am - Reply

      Belíssimo!!! Vai para a lista de projetos a realizar.!

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