So I've decided to use my DAGMT time today to work on pattern writing and finally share my second finish of the year.
|This thing is a Tactile Extravaganza|
- Found a 14" pillow form during my studio cleanup.
- Wanted to try rope piping on a pillow.
- Continued my love affair with these cool 3D petals I've been making with the Leaves Galore TM templates.
- Moda layer cakes from Sample Spree combined with yummy fabric from Lemon Tree Fabrics and BOOM! I love it.
For the middle, I used some blue dyed-ish Modas from a second layer cake cut apart, sewn together end to end, and ruched to within an inch of its life.
|This reminds me so much of a snake made from yo yos that my sister had as a toy as a kid.|
|The snake becomes a sweet little ball of joy. If only that happened in nature rather than any snake becoming my most terrifying reptilian nightmare.|
I have no idea what possessed me to buy these layer cakes other than the colors, because 10" squares are not really my thing. However I have to say they were the perfect amount for this project. Five squares anyway. Five down, 72 to go.
I read a few tutorials on covering a rope with fabric for piping. Weirdly, none of the tutorials mentioned what you should do when your local hardware store only has the yellow plastic-y rope that is all scratchy and you don't feel like driving 20 minutes to Home Depot.
|Fun fact: The yellow scratchy stuff works, but is a little stiff.|
|Not my best FMQ, but it's going for a dollar someday, so who cares.|
|In case you forgot what it looked like.|
Since I wasn't allowed to make noise in my own studio today without forcing Mr QH to run out of the room to hear the oh-so-important business going on in DC, I decided to start choosing which of the blocks were my favorites from the ones I've received so far in the swap. These fit my vision the closest, and I love that I can see a field of violets when they are scattered around the floor.
|MLK had a dream. I have a vision.|
The conference call appears to be over. Cue the angel choir singing "Allelujah!" Maybe I can get a few minutes of quilting in before the short people return home.