months ago. I initially planned to set them with Kona Coal. I'd gotten about 3 of them set and then it sat and I stared at it on my design wall all summer...
Finally I admitted that I just didn't like the grey and cut it off. I think the brown turned out great and now I'm sure I made the right choice cutting the grey. Since I was trying not to buy any new fabric I had to use two different browns and merged them with some red stripes. Hopefully one day soon I'll get this backed and basted so I can start on quilting it.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Saturday, September 1, 2012
|Love that fabric with the handwriting on it.|
This really is a quilt that is as much about texture as visual effect. There are flannels, courdroy, linen, and super-soft shot cottons all mixed together.
I repaired (re-made) my first pillow cover yesterday. Our dogs got ahold of my aunt's special pillow that her sister gave her. I wish I had a "before" picture of this to show you, but just picture large piles of fluff and shreds of fabric spread across the pasture. It was one of those straw-that-broke-the-camel's-back kind of moments. Thinking (foolishly) "how hard can it be?" I offered to repair it for her.
In the end I stabilized what was left of the front with iron-on stabilizer, trimmed off the ruined bits, and made a new back. I found everything I needed in the remnants bin at WalMart and I was pleasantly surprised by how well the envelope-back turned out. I even sewed some piping around the edge.
|New pillow, only slightly smaller than the original.|
Off to quilt, I can't wait to get this one done! Hope you week is going well!