Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Stuff With Scraps #4

Still continuing my quest to complete half-done, orphaned projects into finished pieces...

The scrappy strips in the centre panel came from the cut-away backs of appliqued fan blocks. The chunks were too big to just chuck in the garbage in good conscience (and the fabrics were really really nice), so- a few long seams here, and some rotary strip-cutting there, and voila!

Pillow tops are a great place to try out some experimental, improvised machine quilting. I like the look of contrasting quilting threads, and I had such a good time on the top I totally quilted the backing, too. All that quilting makes the finished pillow very "tactile"- the kind of thing you want to just hold on your lap and pet...


Umm... that was too much information, wasn't it?

3 comments:

Alessandra White said...

The double and treble quilting is very effective... very "road-mappy" as you mentioned. I love your colors choices (as usual), and it looks very expensive. Great job!

jillquilts said...

That is very cool! And I love the quilting! I am going to have to try that sometime....

Meghan Kraatz said...

I love the quilting on this Johanna! I like how it is so simple - straight lines - yet it looks so wonderfully touchable! So different too... me likey :)