A couple of days ago, Elaine sent me a Facebook message asking if I'd had a chance to use any of the fabric. Well, I hadn't since we've been traveling like professional vacationers.
Today, though, I spent the entire day in the studio playing with those beautiful scraps of store decorator samples. I decided on a quick project...a crazy quilt bolster for the window seat.
I started out trying to just stitch pieces together, but that didn't feel right, so I made a pattern which worked much better.
After making the pattern, the project went quickly. By suppertime, I'd completed the bag shaped case to slip the pillow form into. I added a zipper so that it would be easy to remove the form for cleaning.
And now I've begun embroidering the case. I have plans to add lots of embroidery (some handwork for the evenings) and beads to give it a real Victorian flare. I plan to get on Pinterest and look for some ideas, but for now I'm just dropping in a vine so that I can add beaded flowers and some crewel leaves.