Throw pillows have been very well-received in past years (by guys, actually, which is quite cool) so I decided I shouldn't mess with success.
I'm perfecting my process for making my rainbow gradient pillows, so it made sense to make one for the auction:
For the zipper, I used the technique from Krista Spotted Stones's book Beyond Cotton, but I used glue dried with the tip of my iron instead of pins to keep the zipper in place for sewing.
As usual, the quilting is all Aurifil thread in 50 and 40 weights, depending on what colours matched my needs.
My organic quilting technique is very similar to the one Debbie A Quilter's Table describes in her wonderful tutorial. I do a few straight lines then fill in with the wavier ones, trying to more or less mirror-image the curves.
Like my chair? Another small-town thrift shop score. We got six of them and save for a little scratching on the seats from being stacked, these are some classic made-in-Canada church basement beauties that even still have the original rubber stoppers on the bottom of the metal legs.
It appears that this is my first finish of 2017! Yay! Here's to lots more!