My helpful hint for changing up fabric selection on a project: pay attention to value as you make your substitutions. So for example, my background fabric is grey - not beige as in the original - but the value (in this case, lightness) of the fabric is about the same. I did the same when picking the alternate fabrics for the leaves, bird, flowers, etc. This way you'll still end up with the same effect... but in your own color-way.
|My fabric pull for my project...of course I have my seam ripper out, just in case!|
Since I wasn't using wool like the Primitive Style project, I made three major changes to make the project work for me - yes! you really can do that!:
First, I decided to use fusible applique and top-stitch on my machine.
|Fusible applique with top stitching in progress...|
Second, because I was using cotton and I wanted to include batting for a nice finish on my pillow, I layered the batting behind my appliqued pillow top and quilted the two layers together before finishing the construction of my pillow. Here's what the quilting looked like from the back side - you can see it a little better than on the finished project.
|Quilting shown from the back...|
And here's my finished project in my style!
|Original book image from Primitive Style...courtesy of Martingale.|
|My amateur photo shoot image of my project...:)|
It's not too late to jump in on the contest - we're just getting started. Here's the link to the original post with all of the details. You can also follow along on Instagram or Facebook with #mystashmystyle.
Also, be sure to check out Jeni's blog post about her first #mystashmystyle project that she re-made from my book, Stash Lab. I love how her's turned out. It's beautiful. We look forward to seeing yours!
Happy stash quilting,