I am a quilter - a retired widow living in the Nebraska Panhandle. I am surrounded by beautiful semi-arid ranch country, and treeless hills and fields under incredibly wide blue skies, located far from the upheaval found often in large towns or cities. I am blessed to have delicious time to quilt and to appreciate my peaceful moments in an unpeaceful world.
I was practicing my machine quilting, hoping recent repairs solved the issues, and decided to make pillows as practice blocks. At the last All Day Sew, Jody was using really BRIGHTS, for a quilt and kept bringing the trimmed strings to me, hoping I'd use them. Well, I did! Dig those two bright and happy string pillows! DH said I should also show the backs. I'll send the 2 string pillows home with her, and donate the other two. They were fun to make, and I learned about Velcro on the backs. I had the folds across the mid-backs and they tended to pooch out too much so Velcro was needed.
BTW, so far, so good with the quilting, but I DID use Sewers Aid to keep the stitches as nice as possible.