This is a closer picture of the end of the pillow and the back. It is a really pretty pillow. One that would be pretty on your bed or on your sofa as an accent. I also made a quilted binder cover, again from fabric I had on hand. I really would have saved soooo much time picking out the fabric if I had bought a jelly roll or honey bun from Moda, but these were practice pieces.
I tried the new technique I learned from an episode on TheQuiltShow where Ricky Tims demonstrated a Binding Miter Tool. The binding goes on pretty slick using this technique. Of course I had watched it a few weeks ago, not thinking I would need it right away, then when I wanted to add a binding, I couldn't remember which episode, so I had to request assistance from the Forum on TheQuiltShow. They came to my rescue and I found it on the Series #3 DVD, espisode #310. It is a little ruler/tool and you can find it at Animas Quilts.
Last week I thought I would do something different because I only took one picture at the restaurant that we ate at, and I thought it was pretty unique to that restaurant. Having people guess turned out not to be a good idea. The restaurant last week was Red Robin. I am quite sure that I saw a carousel horse at the one I went to up in Ohio. The Red Robin is no longer in Columbus, Ohio so I can't go back there to check. This week we didn't go to a new place, but it is one of the ones we enjoy going back to because we have a favorite pick on the menu.
Chilis is close and the food is good. It even has quilt inspiration built right into the tabletop. I am not sure that I will tackle a quilt with these blocks anytime soon, but they would sure make a neat quilt.
I'm really enjoying my new Juki F600. The machine sews beautifully and I can control the speed down to one stitch at a time. I have put it through quite a spurt of production in its first week at my house, and it is scoring high on my list of expectations.
Have a nice weekend.