This month’s initial pillow is for my oldest granddaughter (who is not all that old). I appliqued a pink letter A onto a patchwork background.
I am using 50 weight Aurifil in the bobbin. I tried something new to me for my top thread…Wonderfil’s Konfetti, also 50 weight. I had trouble with it fraying until I switched to a size 14 needle. Then all was well!
I like Christina Cameli’s peapod free motion quilting design, so I used it here. I stitched with a small scale, so didn’t really like how it turned out. At first. After I got the whole picture, I decided the texture was pretty cool. However, I still think I’d like the peapod design stitched out on a larger scale better.
The peapod fmq design is alternated with Christina’s branching free motion quilting design. I felt the same about the results of this stitching, as I did with the peapod stitching.
Here is how the completed quilting looks from the back (as a wholecloth project, I really like it…but no one will ever see the back):
A closer look:
The front of the pillow top before sewing into a pillow and washing:
The completed pillow (washed, so that I can admire the texture washing creates):
The back is made from a sweet plaid, and has a concealed zipper.
I chose option #4 from QuiltShopGal’s 2015 April Free Motion Quilting Challenge. I am linking up here.
Check out Christina’s blog; she has many ideas and tips to help and inspire your free motion quilting!