Lack of pillow forms not withstanding, here they are!
Started the first day of this year, these two pillows have been a fun satisfying challenge with which to begin the quarter and the year!
I copied the quilting on the Modern Circle pillow as best I could from the original, using a matching brownish-grayish thread, lots of ditch-stitching. It finished up right at 18 inches square. I had some fun with the envelope back :)
My adaptation of the Twisted Craze pieced up nicely, but when it came time to quilt it, small inaccuracies were not making for a nice quilted finish...so rather than continue on with so-so results, I unpicked Sunday afternoon the few lines of quilting I had done and simplified. I kept the stitching to the larger gray blocks and center, leaving the more intricate corners without stitching, which, as it turns out, is more in keeping with Greg's expressed blase over too much quilting (?!) on a cushion :)
This one measures right at 21 inches square. I had some more fun on this envelope back as well :)
While Greg has been "in the dark" about these cushions, he knows I have been busy on his account! I gave him some preliminary fabric choices for both cushions, first his current favorite, the Cotton and Steel/Melody Miller citrony green print. And later, he chose the burnt orange when presented with a small stack of options, which ironically did not include the orange. Chosen from a Lotta Jansdotter print in Follie.
I have enjoyed quite a nice "Fabric Flow" from Greg over this past year as he has shopped for cushions I would make for him. So this is a start on my part!
Happy Birthday to my brother-in-law and number one "partner in fabric", Greg!!!
Linking up with:
Beth @ MainCrushMonday
Lorna @ Let's Bee Social
Amanda Jean@ Finish It Up Friday