I just stitched up this pillow sample for my upcoming Starch & Freezer Paper Method Applique class at The Old Country Store.
I knew I wanted to cover the basic shapes (circles, hearts, stars, stems and leaves), but was stumped how to incorporate all those shapes into a project someone would actually want to stitch!
Thankfully Jen Kingwell's work came to mind, so I was able to sketch out a design in her style that included each of those shapes.
This background fabric is so fun - it actually lists lots and lots of quilt shops around the country,
including some of the quilt shops I visited in Oregon last summer!
I did a simple envelope cover on the back,
and machine stitched the binding to save some time.
(I'm getting better and better at that technique - glue basting is the secret!)
Click here for the link to register for my class on June 29th!