Is there an expression for sewing folks, that is equivalent to the one about eating – “her eyes were bigger than her stomach”? If there is, it would really fit me. How many projects do I think I can get through in my life??? I bought the pattern and floss to make a Crabapple Hill quilt called 263 Days of Snow. It is beeeeyutiful. Anyway, I realized that as big a commitment to time as that would be to stitch, I’d better discover whether or not I could actually see myself following through before I bought all the fabric too. So I stitched up one panel and it turned out pretty nicely. I used a similar floss to the variegated one that would be used in the real quilt.
So – my sample became a great start for a pillow. I had the fabric used for the backing and flange and had to buy a bit of trim. Since it came out to a funny (non-standard) pillow size, I made a simple case of left-over batting and then stuffed that with polyfill to make a custom pillow.
It is snowy and fun to look at. Have I decided to make the whole quilt yet? Uh… nope 🙂
This will be my entry for the Pillow Party