Stitch & Slash »
InstructionsThis pillow closely followed the class lessons. Make a 6" sample of the fabrics slashed to review the stacking order. Your first choice may not be the best choice!
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Mod, Classic, Hipster, Funky, Whimsical
Quilt shop quality 100% cotton, cotton and polyester thread, recycled sari silk yarn, fusible fleece,. 20" square pillow form
What was your inspiration?
This is a belated birthday present for a friend. I told her I would make one when she told me what colors she wanted. She has a red couch so these colors seemed to work. I had grand ideas of having the big flowers be the bottom layer. Alas, once I made a sample it looked horrible. So the big flowers are the top layer (and the back of the pillow)) and the small ones are the bottom layer.
What are you most proud of?
Deciding to make a sample before I started stitching the layers together!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This closely follows the instructor's project and technique as taught in the class. If you like it, do it. If not, venture out into new designs! This is the third pillow I've made using the technique and the first that is all-cotton rather than batik fabrics. I prefer batik but this worked up very quickly. I refer to use embroidery scissors rather than the seam ripper. I'll likely make more of these pillows - they can be done very quickly and make wonderful gifts. Look for sales or use coupons to get pillow forms.