The pillow covers for my mother in law are done! I really love them. My goal was to make them modern but still have a warm homey vibe to them. I found a bunch of inspiration on flickr and went from there.
I pushed my quilting by attempting patterns in the book "Free Motion Quilting with Angela Walters." This book is so beautiful to look at and definitely inspiring. I was really proud of my wood grain quilting. It was fun to try and gave a lovely result. The attempt at concentric circles didn't leave me too happy at first, but after the cases were washed it looks a whole lot better.
Less than half a layer cake was used to make these. I bought it from Pink Castle Fabrics via an instagram sale. I have enough left to make some more Christmas gifts.
First time trying this wood grain technique. I started with some marking lines to get the hang of it. I also went in an up and down motion instead of side by side. It felt easier to me that way.
A reindeer in the making. (November 2013 Here is an update on how I did it.)
When I made it last year I was looking for the perfect deer head silhouette.
This is the link to the one I used
What I did was trace the shape on my computer screen, outlined it in a black sharpie, and then enlarged it by copying and printing it at a larger size. Hope that helps :)
It was not intentional to have him look like he had shades on but I think it makes him cooler.
layer cake of Joy by Kate Spain for Moda
Aviary Woodgrain by Joel Dewberry
Michael Miller Clown Stripe in Red
Backing - Christmas collection fron Joanne's