I have been less than productive lately, but managed to get some sewing done this week finally, including managing to finish the pillow I was making with the Schoenrock Cross block I'd found at Where the Orchids Grow.
Still pondering if I ever want to do an entire quilt out of this lovely block. I'm starting to think a paper pieced quilt willl ONLY happen if I take the block of the month route...its a bit like labor right, the pain fades and each month you're willing to go through it again?
For the back I did a paper pieced Swirly Twirly Dresden made up by Vicki at the Quilting Lodge Blog. Not so easy for me, I kept being a smidge short on the pieces with all those angles! I used shot cottons for the rays, Voltage Dot in lime (Denyse Schmidt) for the center & Ladder Dot in Black (Denyse Schmidt) for the background. I decided to applique everything on, even though appliqueing round things makes me dizzy!
Didn't have any longer black zippers so I decided to go with one of the bright assed ones from Zipit's etsy rainbow collection, and I'm glad I did, I love how it stands out. 12" Pillows are so teeny! I like it anyway though :)