I have just completed this month Challenge.
I must admit this one pushed out my comfit levels, and I really had no idea what I was doing till I came to each new step.
Then I thought, designed and came up with this.
Unfortunately I have the wrong sized pillow...so need to get a 20" one ...instead of an 18" one.
The front before it went together
I drew the centre on first..and as you may be able to see... I had drawn borders
which never did eventuate!
I really had a lot of fun using Ella to do my ruler work, though the curves were a bit of a challenge.
As I said previously - This one really challenged me!
Decided to do trapunto
Used washable thread in the top...and cotton on the back..which was not the best thing to do
it kept apearing in little lumps when the wash-away thread dissolved...
I don't think I will do it that way again.
However it did work.
Then I used the basting stitch on Ella - my renamed Sweet Sixteen
It worked really well and best of all..
The only problem with the basting - I need to watch the video of Paula Storm where she shows how to use the new basting stitch...no problem getting the top basting stitchwes out, but it was a bit of a bother getting the underneath thread out.
I used some some aurifil thread, some King Tut varigated and for the filling I used Invisifil thread...alll in the top surface.
In the bobbin I used Invisifil thread... and it worked well
I had fun with new ?Template from Cindy Needham.( which I got in preparation for next months Challenge ) That helped me design the sections around the center Circle. I did have something else planned for where the leaves are.. but I tend to change my mind a lot in the designing...For me it works to go away from it for a while
Details of the center follow, As it happens I don't think I really needed the trapunto..however I do enjoy doing that.
Details of the center follow,
Although it takes time - I do love to do the micro stitching.
A look at the back - didnt get the tension right for the leaves...
fortunately its OK on the top
The completed cushion (Pillow)
And here is a photo of the back - that didn't fit last months one..
Now I just have to make a plain back for that one...and I am all up to date.
Please forgive me not answering posts from my last post...I have had a few ore days in Hospital and am only just coming good again :)
Catch up with you again soon