22 minutes ago
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
I started this back in October on the plane to Houston. Then it got ignored whilst Christmas and New Year got in the way and monopolised my life.
It really doesn't take long to make something like this, you know, in reality a week or so of hand sewing every evening for a couple of hours and you'd be all set. I know english paper piecing isn't to everyone's taste but I find it unbelievably relaxing, like reading a book.
This pillow is a big 'un - it's 26" square, which I find perfect for slouching on the couch against or using to prop myself up in bed.
My quilting (as usual) is pretty shocking, there's a big old pucker in the middle (most likely because the pieced top is appliqued onto a background, so that is going to shift about a bit when quilting) but I don't really care, you can't see it, not really, and I sure as heck don't notice it when I'm sat on the pillow. I also needed this finished, because when I teach my class in a couple of weeks this is what I'll be teaching.
....and the back - which is also quilted, so it's got plenty of structure and doesn't flip flop about irritating me for ever and a day.
I'm going to have this pattern (the design sheets, and the various shapes - not a how to English Paper Piece) and also some acrylic templates available shortly. I'm just waiting on the packaging for the templates and I'll put them up for sale.
Posted by Katy Jones at 08:38
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