I kept looking at my latest practice quilt sandwich and thinking what am I going to do with this now. It was approx a 19 inch square. It wasn't all that bad, maybe a few areas didn't look the best. Hmmm I tossed ideas around, my dear daughter was visiting and she would turn them done as quick as I would think of one. Finally an idea if I covered up the not so good areas maybe I could turn it into a pillow cover. I really could use some new ones.
Next problem what to cover them with. I thought an applique would be perfect. At least I hoped it would. I drew out this flower and liked it.
Next what fabrics to pull for the flowers. So I pulled out my odds and ends of scraps. I used steam a seam 2 lite. This was the first time I had used the new one, it worked great. I had some green bias stems leftover from another project. It was starting to come together, not too much so the FMQing that I liked still showed. I also had this butterfly leftover from another project and thought why not use it too.
Still needed more so more flower petals cut and fused. Then on to some applique stitching I like using monopoly from superior threads especially on scraps.
A few closeups of the flowers and stitching.
Now I need a new pillow form to fill out my new cover. I trimmed it down but it is still too big for the pillows I have. Overall I like how I was able to re-purpose my quilt sandwich.
What do you think? Have you ever re-purposed a quilt sandwich, or what do you do with them?