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Crazy Quilt Pillow IV

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Created in this Craftsy Course

Crazy Quilts taught by Allie Aller

Work with fancy fabrics like velvet and silk and play with hand-embroidered seam treatments to create richly textured, sumptuous blocks.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional, Classic, Romantic
Marie Withrow on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Basic sewing and quilting materials. Also, 4mm silk ribbon. 14" pillow form

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What are you most proud of? For this pillow I added some silk flowers and enjoyed the process. I also added a little black spider which turned out fine. This pillow is a gift to join pillow II on small white chairs and that one has a web but no spider.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I had to adjust the size of the pillow form as the final pillow was larger than a 14" and smaller than a 16". I just took out the stuffing of a 16" form, sewed the seams a little smaller, re-stuffed it and it is fine. So my advice is to make the initial squares larger than 8" if you want a 16" pillow in the end. Also, if I were to make this again I would stick to small silk flowers like the pinks ones because the white silk flowers will get squished when people sit on the chair and use the pillow for support.

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OMG! I love it! It's very pretty. I really need to get started on my own project!! You inspire me!

05/16/2014 Flag

Thank you! I really enjoyed this course and the embroidery aspect.

06/01/2014 Flag

Just lovely, Marie! Every time we make a new project, we learn more and have more fun too!

05/20/2014 Flag

That is so true - it was fun to try the flowers and your instructions were so easy to follow - just love your course and crazy quilting. By the way, I followed up on your suggestion and had my old crazy quilt appraised. While it had some value, it was not so much that I would want to leave it as is. The appraiser suggested I cover the torn parts to keep the value, however, I'd rather bring it back to life and display it than "preserve" it. Your class is all I need to get started - thanks again!!

06/01/2014 Flag

This is beautiful, love the spider

06/22/2014 Flag