Friday, August 31, 2012

An Hourglass Patchwork Pillow

Today (and yesterday) in stitches:
Inspired by:  a printed seat cover spotted in Marie Claire Idées [(A French magazine) I discovered Zinio for Ipad this week, a digital magazine stand which makes these magazines so much more accessible and affordable!)].  My immediate reaction was to patchwork piece the printed design and play with the layout. 
I have used Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in White, and three of the recently released colors:  Lipstick, Water, and Citrus.  These colors really do combine well for a saturated and fresh look.

And I have spent some time quilting. Lots of quilting for this project; even managing to conquer those bulky seams with the Juki

For the back of the pillow cover I have used a fun bicycle print from stash:  Lucy's Crab Shack - Cruiser - by Sweetwater for Moda, a medium weight canvas fabric.  The pillow cover has a zippered seam for easy insert removal and cleaning.


I have listed this pillow cover in my Etsy Store.  You can see the listing here:  Modern and Colorful Patchwork Pillow Cover. - sold

It's been refreshing to work on a smaller project to finish the week.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Rita

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12 comments:

  1. I love the blue with the pops of color. And the bike print on the back is fantastic. You must have a fabulous fabric stash!

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  2. It is stunning like most of your work!

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  3. This is so cute. Love the fabric you chose for the back too.

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  4. I love it. My eyes bugged when I saw it. Seriously, love it.

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  5. What a fun pillow! Loving the fresh bright colours =D

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  6. It's really cute and happy! I love those new colors and the black and white print you chose for the back is the perfect compliment to the bright front!

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  7. The balance of the primary colors is really nice, with the blue dominating, and then about a third as much yellow as red. Really nice.

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  8. Quick as a wink Rita. I do so enjoy my fix of fab fabrics, quilts, and pillows on your website. Thanks!

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  9. Love it, reminds me not only of water and summer but of ships flags in the lipstick and citrus!

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  10. I love it! Working with just a few solids can be rewarding...

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