I'm trying to get back in the habit of blogging and of linking up to all of the fun parties that are out there. With that being said it is TGIFF and I just happen to have something to show off :)
I was given a fat eighth bundle of fabrics for the Michael Miller project through our local MQG several months ago. In my typical fashion I put it aside because I couldn't figure out the perfect project for the fabrics I had. I'm sure your not surprised when I say I missed the deadline (but only by 2 days!).
I'm on a strict fabric budget right now so I had to work from my stash to make this project happen. The background is Moda's grunge, which would have disqualified me from any prizes anyway, and the inspiration behind it was a great pillow cover I saw on @crabapplequilts feed on Instagram. I was trolling on there for new people to follow and came across her page. Wonderful stuff!!! As soon as I saw her pillow cover I knew that's what I wanted to use my fabrics for.
I sat down, did a little quilt math, and got started cutting. I had forgotten how much I hate trimming HSTs :(.
Even after I pieced together the top I was still struggling with how to quilt it. I had seen the spiral quilting (is that the correct term?) and wanted to try it so I started quilting before I could change my mind. At first I thought I had made a big mistake. It just wasn't looking right. But my loathing of the seam ripper kept me going. And in the end I love the way the quilting looks! The binding is an orange I found in my stash. Possibly left over from a solids swap we did at the Guild? No idea what brand it is though.
And I used my left over pieces to put together a back. I didn't have any long zippers so I went with an envelope closure. I'm pretty pleased with how this side looks too :)
Linking up to TGIFF.