Anyways, things have been quiet on the blog front because I haven't been working on anything! But that changed last night.
Not only did I buy some new batting to replace the one I melted, I also settled on a ocean stitch for my needlepoint so I can move ahead with both projects.
In addition, I went to a quilt class that meets once a month to do a different small project to learn techniques. This month we were making pillows using fusible web applique, which is pretty much my favorite quiltmaking technique. I worked on the free pillow pattern from Don't Look Now quilts.
However, I came to a snarl when I tried to use one of the decorate stitches on my machine for stems. Even though I had interfacing on, the whole thing puckered terribly.
|No, it doesn't just look like that because it hasn't been ironed.|
So in a bit, if I'm motivated (I probably won't be, let's face it), I'll reattempt the decorative stitching. In the meantime, I would love advice.
You might have noticed a gap in the center of the pillow top. There are two little lovebirds that will go there. Unfortunately I can't decide what color to make them. I want something that stands out but many things I try just clash with the color scheme. So below are some options, I would love to hear which looks best or if there's some other color I should try that isn't below.
Also, second question: I would love to stick some cute buttons on the flower centers, but then this would be very uncomfortable as a real pillow. So should I go for appearance or functionality?
|same blue as in some flower centers|
|similar dark pink to some of the flowers|