I have this fat eighth collection that my friend Carol (mamacjt) shared with me just before I fled Wisconsin.
Fat eighths make me think small project(s). But there seems to be a lot more to a fat eighth than meets the eye. A while back I made a couple of small projects with these and then decided to challenge myself to how many quiltie things I can make with the collection. My flickr group of projects is here.
I pulled out the predominantly pink pieces for this quiltie project. I used my little Easy Dresden ruler to cut the wedges. I stitched in a center circle and then satin stitched a spiral inside.
The spiral felt off centered (even though it wasn't), so I did a straight stitch following the spiral. It still felt off. Then the stitched-in center piece looked way less than perfect, so I cut and fused a ring to cover that ugly seam and it all came into a better perspective for me. Plus I really like the way that light colored fabric ring looks.
I loved how this looked the entire time I worked on it.
With the fixes to the center, it took on a whimsical look so I added a pink "stick". I was SO happy with it.
Then I put the pillow form inside and my spirits took a spiraling dive! It just doesn't look right as a pillow. I hate that!
I think the design gets too distorted. So, now what? Well, I think maybe I'll try putting a thin foam piece inside and try it as a chair back cushion. I'll just have to wait until it inspires me to know exactly what it should be. But dang it all, I wanted it as a pillow!
There were some scraps left after cutting the wedges and the inside of the fabric ring was left as well. I put them into the back.
This means I'm still on pillow #4. So, I'll be back...