I finished up my partner’s pillow last evening and what a fun pillow it was to work on! I had a great partner with a lot of fun inspiration–I thoroughly enjoyed snooping around a bit and getting a feel for my partners likes. I went with a red and aqua theme and decided to employ some more stitchy applique–I think this technique always turns out so cute.
I decided that I wanted to do several mini scenes–I had initially planned on doing one larger scene but I just wasn’t happy with how everything was coming together. I then decided to add a connective element to the mini scenes–hence, the deer and kite as well as the addition of the birds to the banner scene and the mushroom house.
I’ve also been digging dandelions right now so I decided to add one. The fabric that I mentioned I was waiting on in a previous post was a pink/red dandelion fabric that I thought would be totally fab as the pillow back–however, it still hasn’t shown up–more fabric for my stash I guess. =)
And, I thought my little deer needed a little friend so I added in a raccoon. I hand quilted the top using red, aqua and a touch of red. As I mentioned earlier this was my first attempt at hand quilting and I found it quite enjoyable. I don’t picture myself ever sitting down to hand quilt old school style (you know, perfect little teeny stitches in a coordinating thread so as not to be too bold) but, this kind of hand quilting I can do & I like the way it looks–a fun splash of color.
This pillow will soon be winging it’s way to a new home. I hope you like it partner! =)