I did spend some time doing some FMQ to make this logo pig pillow for a fund raiser.
Which inspired me to donate a custom pillow as another prize. The winner wanted something beach theme in "neutrals" and teal. Specifically her house is decorated in tan, grey and teal. I had imagined a pair of simple pillows with a coral colored crab on one and a starfish on the other. But once I started designing, things got out of hand.
I fell in love with pictures of a Maryland Blue Crab and knew I had to make one.
And compared to the crab, a lone starfish seemed lame. So I added some friends.
I had plenty of teal in the stash for the backs.
The crab was hand quilted for this lovely scrunchiness.
The shells were machine quilted
This is as "neutral" as I have the ability to make.
My husband drilled holes in some shells from my collection which became the buttons on the back.
It was a blast to do something totally out of my normal topic and color scheme.
Next on the agenda: Tidying up the sewing room. Organizing all the batiks I acquired over the summer. Some Hawaiian Shirts I've collected fabric for over the past couple years. UFOs, including the bookcase quilt.