Pink Improv Flower Pillow

My mission to finish my stack of Works-in-Progress (WIPs) can add this Pink Improv Flower Pillow to its tally for 2018. Last year for Quiltcon 2017, I was given the opportunity by Art Gallery Fabrics to do two demonstrations on stage, one of them being my Improv Flower Quilt Block pattern.

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This was my first event interacting with fellow makers in real life, so I honestly wasn’t sure if anyone would be interested in watching me, but I went for it and oh em gee was I blown away by both the attendance and the reception of my demo.

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Since I had already made a turquoise/teal version (my favorite colors btw), I asked Helena before the demo which colors I should use and, of course, she chose pink.

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So after I got home from Quiltcon 2017, I stitched up the center seams and then placed it on my WIP shelf until a few weeks ago when I was feeling like I needed to sooth my spirit my doing some straight line quilting. For this, I chose a grid-on-point using the Muslin 50 wt from Helena’s Toy Box with Aurifil. This neutral is perfection on anything and definitely got my happy juju flowing.

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And since I’m trying to pair my projects with a potential YouTube tutorial each week, I decided to do a pillow back with an invisible zipper in the center and wow is it sharp.

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I added interfacing to this print from Bari J’s Wild Bloom Fabrics and I was blown away by how sturdy yet snuggly it became. I’m definitely going to do this many more times.

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Here are some goodies I used during this project:


Now this back is pretty, but check out the front. No clue why this was in my WIP pile for so long, but boy am I stoked that it came back for this encore.

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Here are a couple additional YouTube tutorials showing some techniques I used in this project. Just click on the image to check them out.

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