12 February 2012

Curves Class at Stitched in Color!

Hi!  I still owe you a follow up blog with details of my 3rd Vogue Knitting Live and my trip to NYC.  It was really fun, and the quilt class was enlightening.  I definitely stretched my design ideas!

This past week I was away on business for the start of Curves Class!  Rachel over at Stitched in Color is having a bloggy quilting class focused on curves!  So I had to catch up this weekend, and make my first class project - the Clamshell pillow.

It took a bit to get the hang of sewing together the clam shells and I ended up adjusting the seam width part way through as I was not catching both sides of the seam at times.  I kept it aligned on a cutting grid so that it would stay straight (as Rachel suggested), and it ended up really square.

I have to admit, I was a little hesitant about making 'raw edge applique.'  I really didn't understand how that can work??  But I guess with a pillow that you're not going to wash often, it makes sense, and I'm really happy with the result!
Here are the fabrics I used - although there was a gold one that got replaced last minute!
Finished Pillow top

Detail of pillow top

Finished pillow!

Finished pillow detail

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing about your thoughts and process. This was a tricky-ish project. Your finished pillow is very fun!


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