Friday, May 30, 2014

Finish It Up Friday...Patchwork Star Pillow

I've been exhausted this week and a bit extra busy.  I didn't get a lot of sewing done.  I did manage to quilt this block and turn it into a lovely, scrappy pillow.
 It is a part of our local quilt guild's project.  First we were to make a block, any block, any size.  I found this lovely star block.
 The second month we were instructed to add a border.  I went with green.
 The next month we were to add a pieced border.  Mine is a little hard to see from straight on with the curves.  I made little half-square triangles.
 Our final assignment was to add some sort of embellishment.  I don't much go in for embellishments but I do have some bright colored rick-rack.  I added it to the center of my first border and called it good!
 I started quilting in the center and went in an angular swirl to finish the inner square.
 I stitched-in-the-ditch around the star points and then did more straight line, echo quilting in the background quadrants.  I love it!
 The bright colors don't really go with any of our furniture, but it sits cute and colorful in the rocker.

1 comment:

  1. Very sweet! What a fun project! I'm not much on embellishments either, but rickrack is hard to resist, and it looks really cute on your cushion! :)