|I lowered the lid of the piano by about half--the only alteration from the original design.|
The recipient of this first decorative pillow is a piano teacher. I adore the black and white checks surrounding the embroidered center panel, and I have to say that grand piano looks pretty darn good. It's my own design rather than a commercial design and it came out beautifully. To those of my friends who didn't believe my art degree would pay off, I offer you evidence to the contrary.
|I did some straight line quilting on the top to emphasize the diamond motif.|
|To finish, I hand-sewed a couple of buttons on the back and the tassels at the corners.|
Hopefully I'll be starting on the second pillow soon, and in the meantime, I have been working on Rebecca's lavender quilt. I'm pretty excited to get all of the blocks done and the top sewn together.