Friday, 27 February 2015
Crazy Quilted Pillow Cover
The Christmas pillow cover I made in January (using a tutorial from Lemon Tree Creations) was a test run to see if the pattern might work to make a pillow cover with this gorgeous crazy quilted 12-inch block.
I cross-stitched the rose on black fabric using a chart in the Leisure Arts pamphlet, "A Regal Rose and Distinctive Floral Alphabet" and pieced the block for a novice round robin with the Crazy Quilting International Yahoo! Group. The round robin began in July of 2012 and ended in January of 2013. The gorgeous embellishments were created by Shannon C., Crystal S., Hazel T. and Mardeen L. Their work is so gorgeous, it was hard to believe it was a novice round robin. The ladies all knew this would be a gift and they certainly made it special.
Until now, I have been too nervous to finish the block into the gift I planned for it to be. Now it is ready to be wrapped up and given away this Christmas. (I wish you could all see the lovely details in person...)