When I saw the pretty pillows people were making for the challenge, it got me motivated to take this challenge!
If you click on the pictures you'll go to the individual blogs of these participants.
I sketched out some ideas and then used a Frixion marker which "erases" with heat (ironing) to mark my fabric.
I began to FMQ.
I was so excited to do some FMQ so I could iron it and erase the marks to see how it looked.
|I pressed the heart and feathers in the center with a hot iron. The material is polyester and luckily it didn't scorch but it got very flat. You can see that I stopped pressing any more to avoid that flat look.|
|I thought about adding little white beads or crystals (displayed) to the cross hatching, but decided to wait until my skill is a little better before going to the extra work.|
|Here's the finished pillow. |
I'm so glad for Quilt Shop Gal's challenge for incentive to practice and also her instructions and links to Experts in the field who offer tutorials, advice, and books on the subject.
Also linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts.