I used Mary's tutorial and made this pillow for the swap. It was one of those projects I wanted to try for quite a while, it involved freezer paper piecing as well as sewing curves. I must say, it was a lot of fun, and Mary's tutorial was so well written that even though it was my first time doing freezer paper piecing I had no major issues or hiccups along the way.
I had a very hard time deciding how to quilt this guy. The pillow top was already so busy and I worried that an all-over quilting would just make it all jumbled together.
At the end, I decided to do some hand quilting using red perle cotton around the biggest circle. I did simple running stitch with a few x stitches to add some interest.
I did a zipper closure on the back of the pillow and bound it using a pretty red and white tiny polka dot fabric. This pillow cover can fit either a 16" x 16" or 18" x 18" pillow form, depending on how plump my partner wants it. It's now ready to be sent off to my partner who I'm sure will give it a nice home.
Thanks for stopping by, friends. Svetlana