I do like these very much.
They do help to brake up the space very well and I'm glad that I did both shirring and the pin-tucking for them. I love the contrast of the textures and I've already received compliments on them!
The shirring came together rather fast and the pin-tucking took the longest. I was able to stay rather straight with the stitching and because the cotton had a bit of give, it made the pillow a good taunt fit.
I did a deep flap on the back of the pin-tucked pillow so it would keep it's shape.
Not to say I didn't have the occasional accident. I guess the iron was too hot for the thread. It's strange because I had used this thread before and this iron this hot before. Go figure.
For the shirred one, I did a simple flap because of all the stretch. I think I might sew a ribbon on the outer edge to help it keep it's shape.
I really understand how embellished items can really bring a richness to something now. Laboring over something does create a jewel that you can really look on and think, "Yeah, it was worth it."
All this crafting got me to thinking. All that thinking got me to planning.
Then this happened.
I've never quilted a big project other than all the fabric for a quilted jacket I made, but using blocks and planning a pattern, nope. I went looking for a good intermediate type of pattern that I could do well. The Cathedral Window seemed to fit what I was looking for.
Each finished square is 2 1/2". I'm planning on making the quilt 90"x90" so I'll need 36x36 squares. That totals 1296 squares! What's wrong with me!? Haha!