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I'm sneaking in just under the wire with my January project for A Lovely Year of Finishes! At the beginning of the month I'd decided to finish my "Ugly Fabric Challenge" piece.
(To see the terms of the challenge, and my goal setting post, please click here.)
I'd decided the best course of action was to try some free-form piecing. This how things looked once the piecing was finished.
Free-form panel, heavily influenced by Rayna Gillman and Jean Wells.
Today I realized it might make a decent throw pillow. That meant the quilting could be loose and quick - a bonus since I did leave things to the last minute! I threw it on the longarm for some large swirls.
I then quilted some yardage to use for the back of the pillow. I thought it might be fun to use a squarish motif to contrast the swirls on the front.
Here it is, all stitched up!
I used the wrong side of the same fabric to bind the overlapped edges. It made a great bit of contrast.
Of course, I don't have a pillow form. Since there's no time to make one, an old feather pillow was unceremoniously shoved into service.
Now I remember reading a tutorial on how to avoid super-pointy corners on a pillow. Drat.
I may go back and revise things, BUT...I'm counting this as FINISHED in case I never bother! Once it goes on my couch, it may never come off!!! Feather pillows are soooo comfy.
Better done than perfect!
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A Lovely Year of Finishes @ Sew BitterSweet Designs and Fiber of All Sorts
Fresh Sewing Day @ Lily's Quilts
Show off Saturday @ Sew Can She
Linky Tuesday @ Freemotion by the River
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