Saturday, 23 June 2012

Pillow Progress

My pillow fronts are all quilted and trimmed now and ready to be turned into proper pillows.

Here are a few pics of them, still untrimmed and before erasing the water soluble pen lines I drew on for orientation, detailing the quilting. First off, my triangles.


Second, my sunflowers. I told you that I wanted to add interest to the brown sunflower so I echoed the applique line at 0.5/1.5/3 and 4.5 cm (roughly 2/5, 3/5, 1 1/5, and 1 4/5 inch) and also added a second line to the circle at 0.5 cm / 2/5 inch. I fell in love with the texture created by the dense quilting and had to do the same with the yellow sunflower.


Because I didn't want yellow thread showing on brown fabric and vice versa, I chose a different approach for my multicoloured sunflower and echoed each petal's outline.


I'm more than happy with each of these. They've been a long time coming but I'm awfully glad not to have rushed decisions. Back with a ton of pictures tomorrow when these babies are finished, off for some lunch and sunshine now.

Just to emphasise my love and for the sake of circularity, let's have another look at the lot of them.

Happy weekend sewing!


  1. I love the quilting it really complements the design. Hope you had a lovely lunch.

  2. Ooh these look fab! The quilting really sets them off beautifully!


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