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12.20.2012

PILLOW PLAY


Remember the quilt I showed you last month that my Colombian quilt group gave me?


Just in case you've forgotten, I'll show you again. (Insert big smile here).



We all worked on this quilt throughout the year 



and the last "job" they gave me was to quilt the pillow cases. 



I procrastinated...



thinking I would wait to see how the man in Bogota quilted the bed quilt. 



(Wow, do you realize I just used the word quilt six times? Just couldn't get away from it).


Anyway, when they gifted me with the quilt, 



I thought I'd try to quilt do the pillows similar to the way he quilted did the bed quilt. (See what I mean)?!?


I layered the back, batting and top of my practice piece (pictured here) and got busy playing.


The back...which I thought was going to be the front...is a bunch of 3 inch squares I sewed together (stash busting) and then didn't like. (You can see I messed up a couple of the corners when I quilted).



I used a totally ugly plaid wool blend in the middle that I washed and threw into the dryer hoping it would felt up a bit because my supply of batting is getting low. And I have all these pieces of wool that I have no idea what to do with.



Anyhoo...it was a thin sandwich but might make a good bohemiannie! bag eventually. I mean, this was just practice so it didn't matter.


I began in the middle and immediately knew I'd have to draw the design on if I wanted it to look like his quilting. I've never done that before and don't really want to start now. Too impatient...and...it's just not ME. So, I played. And gave up the idea of having them matchy-matchy.



My pillow shams will be done this week hopefully and the quilting won't look anything like his but that's ok. They'll still be done, on the bed and BeeYouTeaFULL.



And BTW, the first set of pix were taken at night in artificial light and the color is WAY off. The second set, blue and green, are the true colors...taken in daylight. I never use flash.



Create your life...and have fun doing it,



annie!





18 comments:

  1. That's some intense quilting there! WOWZA! :)

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    1. Thanks Robin. The spot that felt intense was when I started filling in the shapes in the middle and realized that I must go on as I began. But all in all...pure fun.

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  2. you are truly an amazing fabric artist, this is beautiful,

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    1. Don't be...it's so much simpler than your intricate weavings! But thanks!

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  4. Just lovin' the FM quilting--sumptuous!
    best, nadia

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  5. Wow, such fabulous and intricate quilting! I love the contrast of the green thread on the blue background. Hugs, Terri

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    1. Awww...you're just too sweet. Love you Corrine! xxooxx

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  7. Wow, annie! such beautiful quilting. I'll bet in S.A. they have some Christmas traditions that vary from the U.S. Ukraine does. Different cultures are so interesting.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours,

    Coleen in Ukraine

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    1. Thank you Coleen! The traditions are somewhat different. The country is of course, overwhelmingly Catholic so Novenas, decorating, celebrating to the max! Merry Christmas to you too!

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