The other day I posted that something organic would have to happen in the borders of the quilt. Well, this was the first attempt. Too small, too fussy. An hour's break and more thought produced a keeper:
Ah, much better! Simple and classic scallops.
My primitive hand quilting aside...
...I've enjoyed getting this little project done. It will not end up a pillow, however. I've decided to coapt the pillow backing from the kit for binding and keep it as a mini, for my "someday" mini quilt gallery.
Next, the edict from DD Erica for taking home her finished pillows after her return to CA next weekend resulted in more handwork:
More stitching has been completed since this photo, and one more pillow front will need to be embroidered. In the meantime, I have been studying up on pillow construction techniques using covered cording and zippers in a terrific comprehensive sewing book I have, from Reader's Digest, no less. More progress to follow--and definitely a finish for the UFO #10 before the deadline!