Goodmorning to you all!
I am looking forward to a birthday party this evening. I have not decided what to wear 😉 but the present for the Birthday Girl Nadja is finished! Yeeha! I just have to wrap it up… but first I will show you how I made this little pillow. Nadja wanted a nice cushion cover for her favorite little pillow she uses at her office, so I grabbed all fabrics blue and green as these are the colours she requested.
I worked with a paper piecing pattern of mine called DAZZLE. I was not planning on writing the pdf for this pattern this month, but I may change my mind about which pattern to write up next week. In my April-to-do-list I mentioned a pattern called Blurry, but I might switch these around. You will see whatever I have decided next week or so!
But first I will show you many pictures of the gift making, starting with the first paper piecing parts! Enjoy!
As the pillow is rectangular instead of square, I opted for an asymmetrical layout of the star/flower. (I am still debating what to call this: star or flower. What do you think?)
I drew some lines with a water soluble pen made by a company called Prym. I found this pen at my regular fabric store close to work. The lines are light blue.
I echo quilted around the star, one and a half inches from the star/flower. After that I “tested” the pillow on the pilow form to see what it looked like and come up with an idea for the FMQ I wanted to do.
As I wanted to get more practice with pebbling… that ‘s what I did! 😉
Finished with the quilting! Phew!!!
I used a slightly darker colour thread for the quilting because Nadja has a lovely soft brown-golden flowery wallpaper in her office. I thought this thread would tie in with that!
On the back I added two “flaps”, so inserting the pillow would be easy. I used a thick fabric that was a remnant of something at the fabric store. It is very strong and does not stretch. I like that!
Here are some close ups! And some pics of the binding!
Now I only have to decide on what wrapping paper to use, LOL! OHW, do I really want to give this “dazzling” pillow away? 😉
I hope you have a great day too!