I have finally finished the Play with Me block for this month - Backgammon, and the skill used to make it is reverse applique.
Here is my finished denim game board pillow!
|Play With Me Backgammon Front|
|Play With Me Backgammon Back|
|All three Play With Me pillows playing nicely together on the sofa!|
March - Backgammon - Reverse Applique
This month I made a few changes when I did the stitching.
- I changed the pattern for the points so they are all the same length so they mirror our board game. Blogged toward the end of this post.
- I cut the backgrounds for the points so they were a little shorter than the pattern, so the spacing was closer to our board game too.
- I cut the point template out of freezer paper and ironed them on the back of the fabric and I outlined the points with stitching done on the backside too. I did this as the felt pen I used to trace the pattern with was bleeding all over, this way if it bled it would be on the back.
- To make the square pillow, I only added sashing or border on two sides of the game. The previous months I put this around all four sides of the games.
I'm still using the zipper flange directions mentioned in this post, but I am adding a sewn line above the flap to keep the zipper flat.
|On top of zipper flange, sew line to keep zipper flat.|
I'm really having fun making these pillows! New patterns will be offered for another six months!
|Click here to see the game boards made by the others participating in the QAL:|