On Friday my friend Michelle came over for another sewing day. We continued working on our selvage projects, agreeing to make 20" pillows from four "Homeward Bound" blocks from the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns by Barbara Brackman.
I sewed on my Pfaff Grand Quilter, attempting to chain piece selvages directly from my selvage box onto fabric foundations. It worked... sorta.
Michelle sewed on my Bernina 830. She was a little pickier choosing selvages because she wanted colors to coordinate with her new living room sofa.
Isn't Michelle's block gorgeous!? It's even prettier in person. She took the time to make sure the background fabric stripes were arranged in a balanced pattern. Very well done.
|Michelle's 20" X 20" Sawtooth Star block|
Without color limitations for my own block, I just sewed whatever my hands happened to touch. As you can see, when the Homeward Bound four-patch block was joined to three other Homeward Bound blocks, a Sawtooth Star formed.
By end-of-day, I had a pillow finish complete with a corded edge and an envelope back. I have to say, I love it.
It was especially enjoyable to make it alongside a friend. Now that we've gotten our feet wet - sew to speak - we're planning our next, larger, quilt project. Oh boy! Linda