I missed July’s pillow challenge over at QuiltShopGal’s blog. Between working overtime, a vacation (a fabulous, and short, one week stay with my son and his family), and a horrendous fire season in my neck of the woods, I’m lucky that I managed to finish a pillow in August.
But finish I have!
The expert this month is the very talented teacher, and author, Angela Walters. Definitely check out her blog, website and classes!
I designed this pillow using EQ7 software. It will be a Christmas gift for a young grandson.
I’m using one of my favorite threads, Aurifil 50 weight, for my quilting.
I started my free motion quilting right off by sewing through my Supreme Slider. Ha, ha!
At least I caught the mistake early. I know…I should have taped the slider down. Never skip this step!
I finished quilting without the thing.
Here’s a couple of close-ups (I need to work on getting even stitches):
And a lousy photo of the back (the tension is good, but the photographer really needs to bone up):
A look at the back of the pillow with a covered zipper insert:
One more look at the front (by the way, I have too small of a pillow form in there…it’ll look better with the right size):
I have chosen to do Option 1 from the August challenge. I participated in the 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge and you can see my blog post using Angela Walter’s tile quilting here.
I am linking up to this year’s challenge here.
Initial Pillow No. 1
Initial Pillow No. 2
Initial Pillow No. 3
Initial Pillow No. 4
Initial Pillow No. 5