This pillow was made for my partner in the Vintage Halloween swap and I'll confess, it gave me FITS!!
I'm terrible at measuring and math hurts my brain so I lean toward a guess and check method when piecing patchwork. Unfortunately this method often leads to hours with my seam ripper taking things apart and putting them back together in a new configuration.
That was the case with this creation until I finally decided to flip the pillow from horizontal to vertical! It all came together with minimal un-doing once I made that shift.
I found the quote online and stamped it onto a piece of oatmeal colored linen fabric. The cats were painted to the same fabric with fabric paint and the freezer paper method for stenciling. To make them pop a bit more, I back stitched around them with bright orange DMC embroidery floss.
All of the other fabrics came right from my stash!! It's good to use up scraps but I do always love an excuse to go to the fabric shop.
This size still isn't quite right but I say it's good enough!! My partner liked it and that's really all that matters.
Hope you're all having a good week!