Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Waterfall

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!

A really fun and fairly quick little project. 

I hope she likes it!







6 comments:

  1. What a pretty pillow! The title is perfect.

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  2. she'll love it, it's beautiful!

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  3. That is really lovely. Great idea too.

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  4. The word of the year procrastinating, joy the club. But our best idea come from it, and you have done a wonderful job on your waterfall pillow, I am feeling the waves.

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  5. Great job on this pillow. It is lovely.

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  6. I am a member of the "inspiration is born from desperation" club, because as I write this, I'm supposed to be sending out the EMail for our MQG, as well as updating our blog. And of course, there's a project that I really want to get back to. Anyway, I LOVE your pillow. And the line about "I was in the Drug Store ..." sounds like my favorite fabric store. It's advertised as a pharmacy, and they do fill prescriptions, and sell Mardi Gras beads, but hey have TONS of fabric. Which is why my car heads in that direction on an all too frequently.

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