Monday, November 12, 2012

Stitch 'n flip

Stitch & Flip Triangle pillow

i borrowed Quilting Modern from the library. it's a great improvisational technique book. i learned tons just browsing through it. i was itching to try the stitch and flip triangles. they are so versatile, as you can see.

i gathered aqua and citron scraps and used a chocolate brown connecting threads solid fabric. after a lot of rearranging i settled on a wonky zigzag pattern. i added a narrow kona border in lagoon to bring it up to 16". then i straight line quilted it in a jagged zigzag pattern. it probably took me twice as long to quilt as it did to piece the pillow top. i used brown essential cotton thread and of course i ran out of bobbin thread right before i finished. (am i the only one who hates when that happens?)

Stitch & Flip Triangle pillow

the backing is a connecting threads fabric i got from Melissa. i think it's a fun print that coordinates with the top without being too matchy. i have a little bit leftover that would make a cute pouch.

Stitch & Flip Triangle pillow

i tried a new zipper installation. i put it in the bottom of the pillow to enable me to have just one unbroken back piece. i'll probably do this again for pillows. i like using all-purpose zippers over invisibles because in my experience invisible zips aren't as strong and will break at the most inconvenient time. i can't quite decide if it looks ok, but Spicy assures me it does.

3 comments:

  1. It's a super fun pillow. I love the print you used for the back, and your quilting really looks awesome!

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  2. you are not the only one that it happens to nor the only one who hates it! love the pillow and the quilting is amazing! xoxo

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  3. In an odd way, I really love the pillow :)

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