I stole a moment and I liked it. I snuck into my sewing room, close the door behind me and inhaled the ambiance. Ah, my 'stuff'. Surrounded by walls holding quilts, a Peruvian poncho, artifacts from travels and my autographed Led Zeppelin I cd cover (by Robert Plant only); I began making Pillow Talk 7's pillow cover for a swapping friend I haven't met.
I had two days to finish so I selected Jack White in Pandora and went to town. I organized my fabrics and downloaded the fox pattern I purchased from Artisania and got to work. After completing the front and back of the pillow, I tried to use my new skills of stipple quilting on the back only to make a mess of it. I guess I'll keep that cover for myself and keep practicing. :) :(. I rushed to make a new scene for my partner. I wanted her pillow to be reversable with a zipper on the bottom.
She loves Circa 50 fabrics so I ordered online the organic fabric with the trees. I thought I'd create a woodsy night scene by making a fox in a den and a star lighting the night. Well, that is what I intended. Here is the rejected back side.
After the boo boos, I had to use left over fabric from the front to recreate the scene. (It's not stuffed in this picture because I didn't have the right form.) It's 22" x 22". This is the back of the pillow.
The colors are so vibrant that this picture doesn't give it justice. I kind of miss my new creation. I sent it out on Monday to its new home and I like this foxy rock star. All I can say is thank you because we had a moment and it was sweet.