No chitter chatter today peeps, here she is!
My finished Dogwood Blossom pillow! This was our first test project for the Penny Sampler Class and i'm glad i did this instead of the quilt. I will eventually make the quilt, but for now i have a fully finished project and it feels good! Now if only i had a proper 16 inch pillow form inside instead of the wads of folded up batting! It's not really working at making my pillow look her best.
Shall we take a peak at her backside?
Yep, i totally made a half size set of petals to use on the back and i love it! I used the sew and turn style of applique for the first time and it was so easy! And i also sketch stitched for the first time! Check it out!
And another shot because i absolutely love sketch stitching now!!
I don't generally put a binding on pillows but i though, hey why not, this is all about trying new things right?! So i did, yeah i know it's the same print as the pillow but i did add that little bit of the posy print!
I quilted the front with random crossing straight lines, which you can't really see because i used the most perfectly matched orange thread. So here's a shot from the inside...
Pattern - Dogwood Blossoms - Rachel Hauser
Fabrics - Crosshatch in tangerine - Architextures
- Posie in turquoise - Flea Market Fancy
Quilted and sketch stitched by me on little old Ken with Mettler thread (don't remember the colour or type and i'm too lazy to go get the remainder of the spool).
Finished size - 15"
Loved by - ME! , though it doesn't really go with anything in my house...
High fives for a fully finished project!
Linking up with the scrap bustin' Kelly for Needle and Thread Thursday!
As well as with all the Friday Finishers over at crazy mom quilts!
And in case that wasn't enough awesomeness for everyone i also started in on my first two blocks for my actual Penny Sampler quilt, so here's a couple of instagrams to pique your interest!
Awesome!! Hoping to knock these off the list by end of day Friday!