Thank you all for the birthday wishes! I feel loved!!!
Last week I finished this adorable (if I say so myself!) hexagon as the front of a pillow. I also promissed to tell you how I created a pillow form for this unsual pillow.
I had an IKEA pillow on hand; one of those cheap ones that consist of a lot of stuffing and a piece of fabric as a form. It is a synthetic fabric, relatively strong. I selected this pillow and not the normal IKEA pillow forms as the fabric those are made from is kind of flimsy.
1. I unpicked the pillow form at the side where it was stuffed. (Original size about 20 x 20 inches)
2. Took all of the stuffing out. (My cat loved that!)
3. I put my hexagon quilt on top and cut out the shape with the rotary cutter. I placed the hexagon up to the top of an original seem so I did not have to sew that again. ( where the text is in the picture) It also kept the fabric from shifting.At the bottom is the opening of the original pillow/ where it was originally stuffed.
See the remains of the pillow below in the awful picture!
4. I sewed the sided closed again, leaving one side open.
5. Restuffed it again. Not everything fit back in.
6. Sewed the sixth side shut.
PILLOW FORM DONE!
I created the pillow itself with a single fabric back and added zipper. (It took 3 zippers to get those right…. Sigh!)
The triangles are made with a charm pack of Soul Blossoms by Amy Butler.
Backing fabric is Moda Basicgrey Daisy Mae Basket.
I love the effect of the quilting!
I also changed the content of two of my embroidery rings that hang in the hallway.
The next one was done with the same fabric as the backing of the pillow.
I quilted over the lines in the pattern of the fabric. The thread is Polyneon by Madeira. I love the lustre of this thread. I used the thread in the bobbin too, agaist the advice of the manufacturer. I did not have any problems with it as a bobbin thread, but my machine tends not to have problems with thread… (so far…).
ONE more picture… of my cat photobombing my attempts of a daylight picture.