I’ve been working on a fun and easy project. A while ago I came across this fabric and knew immediately that I wanted to quilt around those circles and then make something out of it.
I needed a couple of pillows to rest our backs against when we’re sitting in the bar stools using our computers. So I cut 19″ squares of the fabric, placed them on a larger square of batting, pinned it in a few places and started quilting. No hand basting and I didn’t even use safety pins, just a few straight pins.
I tried going carefully around each circle but after a couple of them that seemed like too much work and not enough fun… so I switched to what I’ll call improv quilting. I continued to sew around the circles but much less precisely than when I started and then I would loop over to the next circle and so on until I’d gone around each circle at least once.
Here’s a closer view of my improv quilting.
Fun and loose and oh so easy to do. I completed both of the pillow fronts in a little over an hour.
Now I just need to make the pillow backs and sew them to the fronts.