Over the last few months I've sewn up a few different projects using my patterns. Some of these are from classes that I taught locally, and some are samples for local shops!
First up, some pillows!
The original pillows that I made for my Gathering Place pattern were done in a Christmas print:
For one pillow I gathered the side panel and created a scalloped edge:
On the other pillow I did some pintucking on the side panel and a zig zag edge:
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Next I created a set of pillows in batik. These are samples in a local shop:
On this pillow I combined a gathered side panel and a curved edge. I let the batik print dictate the curve on this one:
This is probably me favorite of them all! For this pillow I combined
the pintucked side panel and a zig zag edge:
I quilted the backs with straight lines. It goes so well with both of these batiks!
The last of the pillows is this Halloween set. I used these to teach a local class last fall:
I wanted to have a little fun with these, so I tried to create a "monster teeth" edge on this pillow, combined with a pintucked side panel:
On the second pillow I created a small, tight zig zag with a gathered side panel:
On the pillow backs I combined straight line quilting with a few lines of zig zag stitch. It adds a fun touch, I think!
The other pattern that I used recently is the Hexie Chains quilt pattern. I love this pattern, for so many reasons! It sews up really quickly, is a great way to use some prints in larger chunks, and is really fun to quilt! I used a layer cake for this quilt - the pattern calls for 44 hexagons, so I had to cut an extra 2 from a fat quarter. The background is Essex yarn dyed linen - it was SO easy to work with, even with all of the bias edges!
On the back I used a bunch of prints from my stash:
In the linen background areas I quilted simple wavy lines and in each hexagon I quilted a different design:
For the thin blue border I went with a simple zig zag for the quilting:
If you've sewn something from any of my patterns or tutorials, I would love to see it! I'd like to write a post featuring all of your projects! The fastest way to reach me is by email (Quiltygirl AT gmail DOT com), so feel free to send over a few pictures of your projects!