I first blogged about these a few weeks ago during WIP Wednesday. After finishing a few other projects and getting a new walking foot, I was finally able to complete these pillows just in time for my friend to come visit.
I quilted each pillow with simple straight lines in the sashing. I was thinking about doing lines similar to that in the inspiration quilt, but I decided I liked the simplicity of this design better. It allows the colors and pattern to stand out more than the quilting, which is what I was going for. (I was also a bit short on time and needed a quilting design I could finish pretty quickly).
|Sorry for the shadows - I was on a tight schedule to take photos before I gave the pillows away, so I had to make due with the lighting I had.|
A few things I learned during this process:
1) How to install zippers in pillows
2) Hand binding
3) How to correctly use my walking foot
4) That strip piecing is a great option (I was originally thinking about individually piecing each little herringbone part, but instead strip pieced them and then sliced them up on the bias - SUCH a better idea, I'm sure. I can't even imagine how many headaches with stretching and mismatched corners I avoided).
Kona white, turquoise, chartreuse and royal