Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Store Samples

After an active May, it' taken time to get everything sorted and straightened. Now we are working on store samples for the next 2 seasons (I was going to name them but summer just started and I am reluctant to think about those two).
Today I finished this pillow using the 'Full Circle' fabric line and a Kathy Schmitz pattern. I got to use some of my button collection. It is fun to sift through jars of buttons looking for just the right ones.
I tried machine quilting with the Wonderfil line of heavy 12wt quilting thread. We have tried handquilting with it and love it. The pillow pattern called for jumbo rickrack, which we don't have, so I thought the heavy black thread for buttonhole stitch could work nicely. I had to change to a 100 topstitch needle to accommodate the thread but was pleased with the results after a couple of glitches. You can really see the dimension it adds on the back. Using the KISS principle, I followed fabric pattern lines for the quilting.

On to the next project....

1 comment:

  1. I didn't realize that Kathy Schmitz had patterns.... I'm going to have to check that out this week sometime!