As the mother of three boys, I have waited years and years to have a little girl to sew for. I think I even started quilting when I realized that making pretty little girl clothes and accessories was not going to be in the cards for me. So now that I am the grandmother to a wee little girl I am so excited to be able to stitch girly things at last.
The last couple of days I put this together. This is a free pattern and tutorial that I got from the "Don't Look Now" designer's blog. My Viking does not like to free motion quilt for me so I have to get out a big heavy machine when I want to do any small free motion projects (which is why I rarely do these type of things) and in this project the appliqué and quilting is done at the same time. The appliqué is fused down and then just stitched leaving the raw edges. It is a fun technique but I think I will only use it on small projects.
I used this for a pillow but because the edges are bound it could easily be used as a little was hanging if the pillow form was removed. I have not finished a pillow edge this way before but I will certainly be doing it again as I love how the binding looks like piping on the pillow.
Just for fun here is a close up of the stitching.
If I have confused you I will try to explain better in my next post as I did not take helpful pictures along the way but I have another pillow coming up and will try to remember to take photos!