Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tree Pillow Sham - WIP

Finished Pillow here.

You are stuck with Instagram photo's!  I have not had the chance to take pictures at home and I am working on this pillow sham during my lunch at work, so this is all I have to offer today.
If you have a very good memory and read my blog a year ago, you will have seen this in my Work-in-Progress (WIP) post before.  I actually cut out the pieces for 3 pillow shams in 2010.  That year I made one.  This year I made the second one, well, almost made, I am hand stitching the binding right now.
Tree Pillow Sham
I have learned so much since I did the first pillow.  For starters I cut the pieces with scissors 2 years ago, I now have a rotary cutter.  Let me tell you, a rotary cutter and mat is worth the investment!

The next thing I discovered is that I am the one who makes the points meet when assembling blocks.  The first time none of my tree tops met, I didn't realize that I had as much control as I do when assembling my pieces.  The trees were so much easier this year.

The final improvement was the quilting.  I am more adventurous now.  In the white squares I added snowflake quilting.
Snowflake Quilting
I really enjoy the binding on the pillow too.  Again, I only recently discovered that you can bind a pillow sham.  I tried it on a pillow form at home and like the way it looks.  Unfortunately I am out of the green fabric, so the next pillow (whenever it is made) will have to be different.

I am linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.  Check out the other great blogs that are linking up. 
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