No no, I do not mean our royal family, just that my house has been taken over by orange fabric!
First a finish I did not show you yet. You have seen many picture of the Work In Progress (W.I.P). This is one of two pillows my parents requested. I will try to make the second one before Christmas.
The pattern was inspired by a quilt drawing I saw online . This gorgeous quilt pattern is called “the Tempest” and can be found on the Cherry House Quilts website. As I was uncomfortable with traditional patchwork techniques (inexperience) I drew a paper piecing pattern based on Cherri’s design.
You want some detail shots?
Yes, I thought so!
If you would like to see more pictures of the FMQ I did on this pillow, please go and have a look here.
The back was also filled with FMQ!
I tried to create a symmetric design with a zipper in the middle. Of course 😦 I miscalculated and cut of too much from my panel. In an effort to fix it, I added the lighter orange border. It worked out for the best as the zipper did not get in the way of the binding this way.
If you would like see how I created the feathers, please click here.
I have also just finished the front of another pillow. On this I let my “applique run free”. I finally got some vliesofix to try my hand at this technique. I have been dying to try it out!!!
For this pillow I was inspired by the Seventies!
Here is a picture after fusing all of the shapes (Oops, forgot to take pictures before that!) and starting some FMQ in the negative space. I wanted to keep it simple.
(The blue marks still have to be removed with some water)
After all of the creme background was filled with FMQ, this is what it looks like!
I am not sure I like the pillow better with or without the FMQ on the creme fabric. For a first attempt at applique, I am happy with how it turned out.
Some detail shots!
My favorite shape:
And of course a picture from the back, which is also LOVE!
I have been looking at real seventies applique work on childrens clothes and toys, and it all looks to be finished with a very small zigzag. I much prefer the more messy FMQ style which looks like a pendrawing.
I already have plans for another seventies pillow. A strutting parrot, a crazy owl, a doped out fish, lots of wacky mushrooms, or maybe just one big flower??? Any suggestions? LOL!
I hope your Monday will start peacefully and set the good vibes for the rest of the week!