It took me a bit to decided how to quilt this. Ultimately I chose straight lines on all the color diagonals about a presser foot apart. I really didn't want to quilt in the white centers because, for me, leaving those unstitched was the whole point of the y-seams.
When I finished the quilting I had to decide how to finish the pillow. I got overwhelmed with the choices and spent waaaay too much time reading about them. Today Amanda Jean posted a finished pillow with an envelope back. I used her simple tutorial and now I have a finish to share, too!
The pictures are outside because it's a beautiful day and the lighting is better but this is definitely an indoor pillow! It will always remind me of my amazing weekend in Chicago, meeting Rita Hodge, and conquering y-seams! Thank you Rita!
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday. Thank you Amanda Jean!
I really like your pillow. I noticed the Y seams - great job!! And nice choice on the quilting.ReplyDelete
Thanks Terri. Y seams were a fun challenge and actually not hard once I completed a block and understood them.Delete
Yay! Hurray for you! Tackled the Y seams and did a fantastic job on those Kansas Dugout blocks, Karen. Your finished pillow is super cute and the quilting and backing are perfect. Lovely work!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Lorna.Delete
Cute pillow! I don't know about Y seams....I would probably try to find a way to cheat.ReplyDelete