Well, what do you think?
She came out great, eh?
Last time you saw her she was pinned to death on the blocking board straightening out the twist she'd gained by the mystery stitcher V.G. in 1979.
The poor thing'd been rolled up ever since - languishing about unfinished until I plucked her from the thrift store for $3.
Once removed from the nails I was glad to see she only needed one blocking effort,
then it was off to JoAnn's to find a fabric.
This ginger pattern is a Waverly patio fabric- and very slippery and fray prone to handle.
(The buttons came from my stash)
|trimming away the crusty tape edges|
I've added a 2.5" border all around and top stitched it for extra security.
The back I split and added button holes.
[Another first for me on this machine - using the automatic buttonholer that uses the button to size the holes. EASY!!]
(snort - I down play all the decision making I did here - where to split the back, which pattern section to align, how to space the buttons, vertical or horizontal button holes, how to finish the fraying edges, etc, etc, etc)
I pop in a pillow form ...
et Voila (imagine an accent over the 'a' in voila - I think it's supposed to have one)
One finished pillow!
Isn't she lovely!
Now let's name her - suggestions?
Fabulously Creative Friday at Jennifer Rizzo