I'm not quite done with grading -- I have marked 40 exams so far today, but still have 18 of the 115 total to grade before tomorrow, grrr -- but I couldn't face the sea of papers first thing this morning.
So before today's grading marathon I basted and quilted my "drunken" pillow top from yesterday:
That went well...so I kept going, cutting a back from yardage of David Textiles/Victoria and Albert "Venice" fabric, adding an invisible zipper (not perfectly, but it will do!)...and before I knew it, I had a pillow! Yay!
(Venice has a special place in my heart, as it was the highlight of the last overseas trip I made before getting pregnant with Frida -- the tail end of a 5-year-stretch of time, when my two [older] children were old enough for me to travel, and I did, quite a bit. As sweet as my domestic life has been over the past few years, it's healthy for me to remember the larger world out there, and that a time will come again when my sweet husband and I can travel together!)
Thanks to Sheila for calling this "modern drunk." I like it.
Penelope quickly signaled her approval:
But at the other end of the sofa, Ramone didn't understand what all the fuss was about...he feels that an old pillow and some yardage are perfectly comfy:
Finally, I would like to offer a positive review of (and link to) the Curve Master foot -- which made the pinless sewing of the drunkard's path blocks very easy. Hooray, hooray! I don't have a clue why the foot works, but it does. This video shows how the foot is used.
I should note that even though I didn't use tweezers for the final few stitches (as in the video), and even though many of my blocks need some serious trimming -- not everything lined up perfectly (as they do in the video) -- I think the blocks came out really well (my inner perfectionist is satisfied!).