Creativity loves company! I count myself blessed being surrounded with creative friends like you! One of my creative friends is Joyce from the West Coast. Joyce, a fellow “Bernina girl”, is a prolific quilter who has much more quilting experience than I do. So, I have enjoyed corresponding with Joyce when time allows, and Joyce has been most gracious to share with me her quilting experience.
Today, I am most happy to share with you a pillow Joyce made recently. Just look at the awesome-ness! The pillow is approx. 25″ square.
Joyce’s pillow is a raw-edge appliqué pillow. Each of the flowers was cut out from a floral fabric. The pieces were then pinned in place, and not fused. Then she free motioned around the flowers with matching threads, as well as a bit of thread painting on the flowers.
This is what Joyce wrote: “ When I got to the pillow making I was going to make cording but was hesitant, it just did not seem right. Then I got the idea to just bind it like a regular quilt. I thought that binding was similar enough to cording but way easier to do. I used your method and was delighted. I also inserted a 1/4 inch flange (the dark green) before applying the binding.” I chuckled at her specific instruction to “be sure to notice the perfect binding.” Let’s take a look at the binding, shall we? And while you are at it, see if you couldn’t spot that adorable ladybug. I think the binding and the flange look simply awesome!
I am so glad my binding tip worked out for Joyce!!! Thanks for inspiring us, with your gorgeous work Joyce! And I want to thank you all for stopping by. It looks like it is a cold weekend for me where I live – perfect to be stuck inside the house and catch up with work that I put off while I was sick last month and earlier this week, eh? It is going to be a work marathon for sure. Have a great weekend, you all! I will have more readers’ projects to share with you next week. You come back, k?