Why 12 Ferry Pillows you ask? Believe me, I have been asking myself the same question. In June, we had an “Art Walk” sale and I had 3 for sale. I thought I would commit to making a few more; 5 were paid for then and 6 were promised then. I wanted to get them done before the next Art Walk, this Saturday, and I did. It was fun, but spaced over a little more time might be better.
Some fun things about 12 Pillows
There are some fun things about the pillows. There are 53 pieces on each pillow = 636 pieces total. Then you need backing and batting for each in order to quilt each pillow. Also, there are two pieces to enclose the pillow (no zipper). So, we are now at about 672 pieces and two pillows had an extra border…so 676! Oh, yes, and 12 pillows. Fortunately, I had 2 from one of the customers. I ordered some from Joann’s and picked them up. I did this twice as I depleted their inventory and had to wait. Plus, pillows are bulky to carry back and forth on the ferry; splitting the order was perfect! And yes, the ferry is very similar to the one on the pillow.
Here’s Some of the Work
I assembled the units and they were ready to go.
Then I loaded a group on the frame to quilt. This was the second group and it worked out pretty well doing them right next to each other.
I then added the overlapping back and turned them inside out.
Will I do it again? I might. I am also thinking of a way to simplify it. I can rewrite the pattern a bit, and maybe find a grey/white stripe for the windows. If I cut out a lot of the piecing, it would make it simpler. All in all I spent about 12-14 hours on it. For now, I know I won’t commit to making any during the art fair this month, but maybe for next season I will make a few in the winter.
Coming Up on My Blog
Ultimate Travel Bag
Yoga Quilt #1
Tips/Tutorials on the 22nd
The pillows used a good chunk…believe it or not…8.5 yards!
Fabric in this month: 0 yards
Fabric out this month 9.5 yards
Fabric in this year: 61.75 yards
Fabric out this year: 89 yards
NET Fabric: -27.25 yards