My Picasso Pillow

1CCCE456-8328-4D39-A673-8D25CB4104A7So, my husband is Argentine and we find ourselves back in his country (or more specifically in the federal capitol of Beunos Aires) at least once a year to visit his family and friends. While visiting we will make it a point to visit one of the museums or art galleries.  In 2016 the Museo de Moderno de Buenos Aires was having an exhibit of Pablo Picasso selected drawings.  I had my favorites, but I especially loved this one ⬇️  I don’t know what it’s called, but it called to me. 7F352349-0A8D-4275-8E60-92B3B1ECC784When I got back to the States, still inspired, I started quilting. I didn’t want it to be a big piece, so I decided to make a pillow. The first step of this process was to draw the image out onto freezer paper to make my pattern.


As you can see in the above picture I numbered each piece and put hash marks to indicate how the pieces line up with one another. There is fusing on the back of each piece.


Here I have my pieces sewn together with raw edges. The fabric I used was cotton I purchased as fat quarters.  My intention was to make it lined with black yarn, but it wasn’t working out too well.  I went to JoAnn Fabric to see what I can use instead.  I came home with black bias tape and a wonderful rose red fabric!


The bias tape worked very well as long as I pressed it along the lines before sewing it down.

It was coming together nicely, but I just didn’t like the lips. After a few changes the pillow was done. I added the fringe which, in my opinion, adds so much to this pillow.  It sits in my living room and it is quite the conversation piece.  I love it 💗


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