Wednesday, January 23, 2013

SOLD to the highest bidder!

Last week I whipped up a couple of cute quilted pillows for an auction next month benefiting the music department at Thing 2's high school. She's playing her cello in the pit orchestra for the spring musical "Into the Woods", and over the two performance weekends several items are up for silent bid auctions.  I think these pillows would be perfect for a pre-teen or teen girl bedroom, so I hope they generate a lot of interest and bids!

I can't decide which way I like them better - diamonds vertically...

or horizontally...

I was able to use all scrap fabrics from previous projects (mainly this skirt) for the center diamonds composed of 60-degree triangles. The only fabric I had to purchase was the Michael Miller "Dumb Dots" for the borders and backings. Yeah for using scraps!

The simple straight line quilting on the pillow fronts echoes the diamond shapes in a pale orange thread.

I varied the placement of fabrics in each pillow and the border colors so each 20" pillow would be unique.

The zipper on each pillow back is concealed with a flap. First time I've done that, and I'll be doing it for every pillow from now on! Such a clean and neat look, and not much more difficult than a standard zipper insertion.

Part of me wants to hang on to these because I'm so pleased with how they turned out. But they don't coordinate with anything else in the house, so off they go! Hope they make a local young girl happy :)


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