And here's how it started.
After a demo and presentation of improvisational piecing at the Modern Mini-group, I wanted to try something more abstract than my usual.
At the time I had just finished Jenny's Welcome Spring stitchery design and thought I could improvise some borders, so I gathered some fabric scraps that would coordinate.
After playing around a bit, I had created a border that I thought looked interesting on it's own but ... absolutely horrible next to the stitchery.
I considered (and dismissed) a few ideas for using the improvised strip with the stitchery.
And then, Plan B was born.
I put a simple print border around Welcome Spring and combined my improvised border with another fabric and use it was the background for the March FMQ challenge.
I chose option #1:
Use the free FMQ tutorial provided by Patsy, from the 2012 FMQ Challenge, to create a FMQ Pillow adapting her border approach to your pillow design. To clarify, you get to decide the number size of your pillow, the number of borders you wish to use, as well as which of the designs Patsy shared in this free tutorial, as you feel appropriate.
It was suggested that we sketch out our plan and practice first, but since this was my Plan B (and dangerously close to the end of the month), I just went for it. Here are photos (front and back) of the quilting, before it was assembled into a pillow.