Well just as usual I waited until 2 weeks before Christmas to pull it out. My basting job was terrible, so I had to re-baste it and start over. It is pretty awesome to see how much my piecing has improved it was so out of line.
I decided to quilt it with a leaf vine pattern. My leaves are very very organic, because no two are a like ;) To finish the quilt I decided to try out my new Janome 4120QDC, yes I haven't shared about that yet, but at Christmas I became a mother of a Janome. Yes, I still love my Juki more…I will share a proper post later. I used the zigzag stitch on the Janome for the binding and it was complete!
The next present I wanted to share was a memory pillow I made for my dad. I printed the picture on June Tailer Colorfast Sew-In Fabric Sheets
, and it is definitely color fast it worked very well. It only works with Ink-jet printers though. I then added the two borders. My Dad's house is Sante Fe and Native American style, so I had to go against my tendencies which are usually to use blacks, greys, and white and I had to use a brown and gold Kona Cotton. For the quilting I just went with it I wanted the dark brown to look like wood grain so I used a wood grain pattern. Then for the gold border I just went crazy! I used 40wt Aurifil 2385 thread
to contrast with the border colors and I love it!