I have fallen behind on posting my progress for my quilting project which is a pillow. So this post will be filled with lots of pictures to show my progress.
Instead of showing you every 9 patch block as I make them, which could get rather boring and repetitive since many of them look alike, here are the 9 patch blocks sewn together into one large block:
At this point I started on the other side of the pillow. Here are the first two 9 patch blocks:
As you can see my pillow is going to have a light side and a dark side, which somehow seemed appropriate.
So you can see how I worked on sewing the 9 patch blocks together here is a picture of the middle stage of sewing them:
I started by sewing them so they made rows, and then I sewed the rows together. Here is the dark side all sewn together:
Here are the two side by side:
I added borders to both:
Next it was time to begin making my sandwich as they apparently like to call it in quilting. This is where I am this morning. I just completed making the sandwich for the black side. I had just enough pins to do it, so the white side will have to wait to be sandwiched. This is the front:
Here is the back which is already beginning to have a quilted look to it:
I am pretty settled on the main quilting pattern to use in my stitches. I’ll do a cross-hatch pattern across the squares, but I’m not sure if I’ll carry that into the border or do something more decorative. It may all depend on how well I do on my quilting stitches.
Sewing the patches together has improved my hand stitching but with it being hidden, I wasn’t all that concerned if it wasn’t perfect. Now that my stitches will be seen, I may find I’m redoing a lot of them so they will lo0k neat and tidy.
This pillow will be approximately 20 inches by 20 inches and so far I am close to those measurements. Doing this without a pattern to follow has been both a challenge and a confidence builder, as I see how it is coming together. I just hope I can figure out how to sew in the zipper when it comes time to sew the two quilted sides of the pillow together.