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19 May 2010

Pillow Talk Redux

For my next pillow, I wanted a nice, big one. Stumbling upon some nice Merrimekko fabric, vastly reduced at the Crate & Barrel outlet store in Carlsbad, I decided to do a mid-century modern treatment, left, with linear quilting and some fused organza napkin fabric in little, very fiddly circles. The fabric was rather thin, being a cotton sateen. Of course it needed some quilting to strengthen the pillow. This was actually a pain in the pincushion.

Bottom: I went wild with curly free-motion quilting, hand-embroidered chain-stitch, and more of those fused, fiddly circles. I call the piece "Two Sides to Every Story."

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