This month’s pillow is for my second granddaughter.
I used Cindy Needham’s Ultimate circle stencil to create a guide to free motion quilt.
I didn’t want to use the larger circles, but I did start marking one by mistake. Oops.
After marking the lines from the stencil that I needed, it is simply a matter of ‘connecting the dots’, in my case, for petals.
Then it got complicated. I had drawn s0 many lines that I really needed to concentrate on which ones that I was going to quilt on.
I thought it easiest for me to outline stitch the lines that I needed, and fill them in later.
I hadn’t decided how I wanted to fill the petals, so I quilted the centers and the background first.
Now we are getting somewhere! Love the texture!
I used Wonderfil Invisifil 100 wt. to outline stitch the letter and the ladybug. Aurifil variegated 40 wt. was used to free motion quilt the flowers, and Aurifil 50 wt. was used for the background stitching, as well as appliqueing the letter.
The finished pillow:
Just a simple covered zipper backing:
I didn’t think that I would make it this month, but here it is the last day of the month, and I can still link up to QuiltShopGal’s May free motion quilting pillow challenge. Yay! I chose Option #1.
Be sure to check out Cindy Needham’s website and blog. She is a fabulous quilter and teacher!