Texas Teardrop Pillow
When I first cut out the applique pieces for my Texas Teardrops QAL I used the small sample template that Vicki had in the pattern and made a few teardrops in these green batiks.
The background is also a batik and I didn't trim these blocks like Vicki does so I had a little more space to fill with quilting. I did a little wonky echo quilting around each teardrop.
Here is a closeup of the quilting. All the photos show my pillow after I have washed and dried it. You can see that there is virtually no fraying on the teardrops. The pillow is about 20 x 20.
Last week I showed my Texas Teardrops quilt before I washed it. This is the quilt AFTER washing and drying.
I had to laugh when I saw this......I actually had 2 different places that I forgot to stitch around the applique. Thankfully batiks don't fray much. I just stitched it up right after I took this photo.
I think I may still add a little more quilting to this. Some of the teardrop pieces need a little something else. I don't really care for the crinkle look.
Last month we had a Jo-Ann Fabric store open in our town and I used one of my 50% off coupons to buy some Breezy Color Absorber. It was normally $6.99 for 30 sheets which is still a good buy. I am glad I used it because it looks like one....or two of the fabrics might have bled a little, the sheet has quite a bit of purple on it. My quilt.......looks perfect!
Yesterday we decided to do a little road trip and I am typing this from our motel room in Prairie du Chien, WI. We just took our time driving and relaxing. We had a fantastic dinner last night at Jones' Black Angus........great steaks! We are going to drive a little further into Wisconsin and stay here again tonight. Then tomorrow we will head home.
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