Circles, this "round" was all about circles over at the X-Factor pillow swap.
I decided to try a technique new to me, Sliver Quilting from the book, Sliver Quilts by Lisa O'Neill.
I thoroughly enjoyed myself, even read the directions this time, although I confess I didn't follow them precisely. This pillow is made from 4- 12" quarter circles.
|Unstuffed pillow, showing quilting detail and my favorite striped shot cotton binding|
It's stuffed with a 26" pillow form and I think that's the right size if you want your pillow to be nice and fluffy, like here.
|back- invisible zipper|
although I'm guessing if you stared even a little bit you can guess where it is hiding.
Title: Kaleidoscope Roulette
24" x 24"(unstuffed)
constructed with shot cottons, LouLouthi, and Zen Garden cottons and a circular, bias cut, satin accent
Hidden zipper closure on the back
Central FMQ, circular and ray quilting around the perimeter with complimentary Aurifil threads
|I used masking tape to indicate quilting placement.|
There were lots of threads to bury.
|the quilting detail stands out in this photo|
|close- up, front, circular and ray quilting|
|central FMQ with shot cotton covered button|
|Muslin backing of quilted front, you can see the overall design much better|