Remember this fabric? I needed to make some pillows out of it for Miss E.’s preschool. Well, it’s in there. On one of them, anyway. Someplace.
Pillow No. 1: I pulled a bunch of fabric in colors that coordinated with the bugs. And what do you know, I love the color combination—and I’m not sure I would have come up with it without that hideous bug print for inspiration.
I actually would have liked to make this pillow out of hexagons—it goes with the bug theme after all. But I didn’t want to take the time to handpiece them. I want to try hexagon paper-piecing sometime soon, but this was not the project for that. I just wanted to bang this one out.
Pillow No. 2: Instead of using the bugs again, I couldn’t resist those Oddysea charms (which were still sitting out after I changed my mind about using them for the That Girl Quilt Along). The school is on Lake Michigan, so the fish theme was appropriate.
I quilted it in random wavy lines, inspired by that blue print in the upper left, and I was really happy with this quilting. My biggest problem with free-motion is that my stitch length is horribly inconsistent. But I was able to do these wavy lines with my walking foot, thus eliminating that problem. I think I’ll have to do a whole quilt like this one of these days.
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