I believe that is the life of a quilter at the end of a long day of productive quilting! I have finally come to the point where my dreary old couch and sad old pillows needed some attention.
Enter Hazel The Hedgehog times two. Pieced, quilted and washed. A powerful punch of color.
|19" x 19"|
You'll notice that I added a strip of personality to each pillow, and arranged it so they were on opposite sides. Straight line quilting works for me on these pillows and the personality strips got more personality by adding more lines in different thread colors.
I didn't realize it at the time I was picking out fabric, but they ended up being a boy and girl! Not intentional at all! I'm not a gender specific kind of person!
I will say that these guys make a boring ugly couch a much better place. When you walk in to the room you see bright and pretty. That I like!
When I decided I was going to make an entire quilt using my Confetti idea (waiting to be quilted), I first tried a test block. That block didn't make the final cut for the quilt, but it wasn't going to linger in the deep dark closet either. It just needed a border and viola! it became a pillow.
|16" x 16"|
A simple quilted grid was all it needed for the finish, and washing but that almost goes without saying.
You know me and quilt porn...I love a good close up, that's for sure!