Monday, May 26, 2014

Pillows for Boutique

Pillows made for my quilt guild's show boutique.  The four all in a line are quilted and pieced. The big one below is not quilted, it is a panel with the same design on both sides, designed to be a 21-24 inch pillow, the selvage label says "Liberty" but I think this is a bit of a scam, making one think it is Liberty of London when I think it is some other fabric manufacturer.

The four pillows are 12x12 and have solid backs.  I put zippers in all of them so the pillow form can be taken out if one desires. I ran into a problem which is that my newish sewing machine didn't come with a zipper foot and I have not needed one for a long time having stopped making clothes quite a while ago. I have an ancient (isn't one definition of antique 50 years old or more?) Riccar that is now 51 years old. It's mechanism for lifting the foot is broken and it has other problems. It has sewn probably hundreds of zippers and maybe a million miles of seams for me and I couldn't bear to throw it away. And, yes, I resurrected it and struggled with the foot lift and put in the zippers.  I'm very, very glad that for once I was not sensible; I kept it out of some kind of sentimental attachment.

I also struggled with the IPhoto program to crop the picture of the four quilts and couldn't do it.


barbara cecelia said...

these pillows are unique! you should go into the pillow design business. I know in architecture that a home that is 50 years or more in age is considered historic so I suppose the same would be true for other items with that much age. I guess I am an antique person. Nice post -- barbara

June Calender said...

Oh dear, I wrote a note and it didn't appear -- anyway, thank you,Barbara, for the compliment. I'm definitely not looking for a business and I've had those pillow forms around all winter meaning to make some pillows for myself and not got around to it. So ... better for a good cause.

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Terrifically beautiful! You amaze me.