Eid Mubarak to all whom follow. Just a little quick post on my journey of making 15 pillows for our new furniture and in time for tomorrow's celebrations.
Here is a play by play of the last two weeks of my life all in preparation of hosting Eid for tomorrow!
I looked all over Muscat and at Ikea and a few other places in Dubai for the pillow size I needed. No one had them. I checked at Sultan Center and found some! I had to buy more pillows and use the square ones we bought at Ikea in Dubai to re stuff them or stuff them MORE! I ripped them open and spent two days stuffing...
When I was done stuffing; I sewed them shut and boy was that hard! It took lots of arm muscle!
I sat with the red cotton fabric. Not quilting grade, mind you, but silky. It was worrying me because I'm used to working with quilting cotton. I got on with it.
All done! I started stuffing the stuffed pillows in the casings!
After making the first 7; I decided to be a little daring and try my hand at piping. I knew it would make a world of difference and it sure did! Here I am making said piping.
The hardest part indeed for me was the joining of the beginning and the end. I finally 'got it' at the 7th or 14th pillow!
I was pulling all the loose threads after turning the pillows right side out.
Here I am making the 15th pillow. I had 'Eid Mubarak' written out in Arabic by my daughter. I fused it and zig zagged all around. That was time consuming.