Casting your mind back a few weeks, regular readers may recall this little sketch appearing, which was my first draft of my For The Love Of Solids Swap main item:
Which all looks fine, until you try and render it in fabric. Well, until I try and render it in fabric… I carefully sewed all the curved sections (thanks to Rachel for the sewing tips from the curves class), and then I sewed the sections together. Oh dear!
Well from this angle, the outside edge looks okay, and the inside edge is, well, fluted I think might best describe it! Let’s check out another angle:
Err, yes, there’s not an iron in the world that’s going to save this! So I then moved on to the ‘un-sewing’ phase, followed by the ‘re-sewing’ phase o.O I actually did it methodically, one seam at a time around the circle. A couple needed 2 goes at it, but I was getting quite good at the whole un-sewing part…
Finally I had this:
Look, no more fluted edges!
Which then led me on to applying it to the cushion… I did consider piecing it in, but I didn’t have a huge amount of fabric to play with, so I went with sewing it right sides together with double sided interfacing, then turning it inside out and applying it to a panel for the cushion, a process I echoed for the centre circle. And then I
crazy quilted improv quilted it, to give:
Please excuse the shape above, I had to borrow a cushion form from one on my sofa (since you don’t send those as part of the swap) and it wasn’t quite the right size!
And here’s my final package currently on its way to my partner. My small items, as it turns out, aren’t that small, but never mind!
Fingers crossed she likes them!
I feel your sewing exhaustion just from reading your post – ughh. Great you got it sorted in the end and it looks great! Your partner will love it Katy.
Katy! You're genius. The design and the quilting go so perfectly together, how can your partner NOT like it. Esp. if she reads how much work went into it!! I admire you for figuring all of that out and not giving up. I probably would have just sewed a gathering stitch into the fluting and called it "part of the design". LOL The other items are adorable too! xo
Oh you did great – really pretty colours and perfect quilting xxx
Katy this is beautiful! The colors, the design, the quilting! great job! your partner will love it!
lucky partner. It's almost mailing day!
Great makes – I'm sure you're partner will love them 😀
You did a good job of what I call"Fudging it" It is now flat as a pancake.
your sewing skills amaze me! beautiful!
You did a fantastic job! I'm impressed that you were so diligent that you unsewed to make it perfect. 🙂
Love your pillow design here Katy and you did a fabulous job on fixing up the inner circle, no one would know.
So much patience! I'd have gone through the "you can quilt that out" trial first! (have you heard that song? Search on YouTube, it's brill!). A fab result!
i am glad it all turned out ok in the end it looks lovely .
Love the quilting on this. It almost looks like a broken window or something, you know when a football hits it? Shattered, in a circle. Love it.
Oh your partner is gonna love this package!
While there was some hard work it turned out amazing. Great job.
Bound to – the cushion is fab!
Your pillow is fabulous! The circle looks great and I really love the quilting you did. Your partner will love it!
I think your cushion is simply amazing and if your partner doesn't like it I will go and give her a good talking to (as my grandma used to say)!
I wanted to drop by and say thank you for always visiting us on Funny Fridays.
I don't know a thing about quilting but it sounds like you are an expert at it. I just know I love quilts.
Looking through your blog I see many pretty things that you have made.
Well done on making it perfect! You have a very lucky partner 🙂
Wow! It might have taken a lot of ripping and tears, but the finished product is amazing! You are one brave chica, that is a lot of curves!
Oh, and hint, hint – I bet some of us would be happy to buy a pattern if you made one up!
I love this – well worth all the unpicking! The quilting is fabulous – a perfect choice!!
What a great pillow! Someone is sure to be VERY happy!
Love the cushion cover Katy! Perfect quilting choice for your design. I'm sure your partner will love her swap package!