These Easter pillows were never even on an official UFO list, but I received the fabric in a guild raffle, and decided they would be fun for the girls on their Easter sleepover. I actually did finish them back then, just never posted them. My intention is that I can use these pillow forms and put different covers on them for various holidays. We'll see if that happens. Not sure why the corners are so limp...?
The other finish is an oldie but goodie that has been on the UFO list since 2010 when I took the class. I actually thought there was a lot more work left, but I was able to finish it up in only a few days of quick sittings. It was in worse condition than I'd remembered. It was started in 2010, in a class with Alethea Ballard. Her "maverick" technique of just using a glue stick to slap things down, and then quilt later didn't work well for me. Leaving it sit three years probably didn't help. ;) The pieces didn't lay flat at all, and there are some nasty puckered up areas. But knowing it was a mess already freed me up to just do something and not worry about ruining it.
The nasty puckers and bubbles actually gave me a "brilliant" idea - since it's a soft, upholstered chair, why not give it some three-dimensional quality? It's hard to capture in a photo. I snipped slits in the backing and stuffed most of the chair sections (already outlined with zig-zag quilting) with more of that overly-fluffy batting. It actually made me sort of like the end result! I think I'll save it for putting up at Halloween.
Anyway, that's what I've been up to. That and some mending - buttons and pants hems - that has also been cluttering the studio - and hence my mind! Life is good. Now, with all this hot weather I'm thinking it would be a crime if I didn't dye some fabric...... ?