So my fabric choices reflected that:
I wanted to do something fun with them, a spiderweb, or maybe some paper piecing, but then our whole household got SICK. Not just sick, but SICK. I have bragged before that I have never thrown up before in my life, even when pregnant, neither had either of my kids, and my husband only occasionally. We're just not pukers.
Well this last week there was more than enough puke to make up for the past and plus the next 50 years. AND of course I had a leaky washing machine & had workmen coming in and out trying to figure out what was wrong. Not fun. (I got sick - but still haven't puked! Woo hoo - I guess?)
So the fabric stack just sat, until finally I realized it was going to be time to decorate for Christmas before I got this pillow sewn, and so I threw together a simple improv type log cabin square-y block in a few hours. I actually really like how it turned out.
I had some chocolate brown corduroy that I backed it with that turned out to be the perfect color & texture. I free motion quilted it in a loopy squiggle design and that was that!
Can I just say too that the BabyLock Grace free motioned BEAUTIFULLY? I love that it has the option to lower your feed dogs, and then the start & stop button is just genius for keeping the machine moving along at the same speed (now I just have to work on moving my hands along evenly ...)
I machine bound it in some more yellow fabrics to give it a little extra pop of color and then I called it good. Love it.
Now it's time to get holiday sewing on the brain & figure out what I want to make in the next few weeks for gifts & our home!
I'm linking up my post to Amy's Show & Tell Friday Mini Quilt Party! If you've made a mini quilt & blogged about it recently - you still have until later tonight to link up & possibly win some great prizes!