A week's worth of work

Well, I have had a few custom orders come through this month.This window seat with matching throw pillows is one of them. It is by far the most detailed and expensive job I have had yet. Of course, any time you start getting into upholstery fabric and foam you are going to spend a lot of money.
Anyway, this is also the first time I have worked with piping. I was a little intimidated by it at first, but I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to work with. I'm thinking I will probably use it more often. I think it would look great on some bags.
The cover for the big cushion turned out to be the easiest part of the whole project. Getting the cover on the cushion was tough. The pillows gave me problems too. See the green fabric? It's gorgeous, but it's a loose woven fabric. Hence, it unravels easily. Hence, you need stabilizer to work with it. Hence, I failed to do so the first go 'round. Hence, every seam I sewed busted. Hence, I had to start all over.
So 2 pillows that shouldn't have taken me more than an hour to do, took me three days. Why 3 days? Well, I had to go and get more fabric. When I finally got the covers made and I went to make the buttons to tuft them, thats when I realized I had bout 2 different sized buttons. So then I had to make another trip to the store...for 2 buttons. Argggg.
It is all finally finished now, and I think it turned out great. I just hope the client likes it.
Now on to the second of two t-shirt quilts.


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