Random reflections on quilting and other creative endeavors
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
I feel like I've been procrastinating in this swap forever, but I suppose that is because it started before Thanksgiving and doesn't end til the end of January. Seriously, my mother always said I work better out of desperation than inspiration, and I'm not one to start a project too early. In this swap, you make your partner a large item and a small item. My partner suggested several things she might like, among them was a pillow.
This shape has been haunting me lately, and I just had to do something with it. So the other day I sat down and drew it, cut it out, added a seam allowance and cut it out again.
When I was at the Drug Store the other day, I found these three fabrics and they just sang to me, so I had to bring them home.
I really had a lot of fun making this pillow. The quilting was fun too. I used a teal print on the back with a little of the square tiles fabric, then used the leftover for the piping. It's got a matching invisible zipper in the back - part of my $25-for-100-zippers purchase awhile ago. I'm never at a loss for zippers any more, at least!