Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Ballerina Pillow Project - Part Six

 I have started on the back panel of the ballerina pillow! 

If you remember from my last post on this project,   I was deciding which motif to use for the back panel.    {You can read my other posts about this project here: {part one} {part two} {part three{part four} }  

I decided to go with this one - a beautiful rose and some swirly lines. 

I chose this one because it is about the same size vertically as the motif on the front panel. 

To start on the back panel, I first placed the fabric for the back panel over the front panel:

I lined up the two edges and pinned both panels together.  I could see the front panel motif through the fabric so it was easy to center the motif for the back panel both vertically and horizontally.

I made a mark indicating the top edge, middle and the bottom edge as well as the left and right edges of the motif:

Once I had the spacing correct, I taped the motif to my cutting mat and put the back panel fabric over it, making sure to line up the marks:

I transferred the motif to the fabric using a water soluble marker:


I think this will look really beautiful for the back of the pillow:

Now to stitch the back....I have the leaves done and part of the rose.  You probably recognize the fishbone stitch that I am using on the leaves.  I love doing that stitch and I think it is the perfect stitch for leaves! 

I am not sure which colors or stitch I will use for the swirly lines.

I will be back soon with part seven!


By Neymes said...

Que lindo.Beijo.Valéria.

Ana Lopes said...

So delicate and beautiful! Thanks for sharing the way you used to transfer the motif. Thanks too for your lovely comments on my blog. I appreciate that you wrote them in portuguese :)
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

Kim said...

Olá Valéria - Obrigado!
Ana - You are welcome and thank you! I am really happy with the way this project is turning out! Have a wonderful day!

Darlene said...

I think it will go perfectly with the front! You chose well! I just love the colors of this project.

Kim said...

Thank you Darlene! I love these colors too - especially the soft greens!

Lilasesazuis Gata said...

Cada dia fica mais linda sua almofada!!

Querida Kim,

tenha um lindo domingo,


Lígia e =^.^=

Bobbypin Bandit said...

This is looking so gorgeous, Kim! You do such amazing work!

Kim said...

Ligia - Obrigado! Eu não posso esperar para terminar este :) Tenha uma linda semana!
Kristen - Thank you!!!