Tuesday, May 28, 2013

First of Infinity Pillows

Weekend stitching.
It was time to get creative with my my stash of First of Infinity by Kumiko Fujita.  I love the vibrant colors of this collection and together with inspiration from the previously mentioned Japanese Magazine (Patchwork Tsushin #174), these log cabin and log cabin variation style pillows came together relatively quickly.


I have included in my project a number of solid fabrics; most are Robert Kaufman Kona Cottons including Black, Mulberry, and Turquoise. Both the yellow and green solid fabrics are from the Pure Organic Solids range - Marigold and Chartreuse. 


I feel I may have been a little heavy handed with the machine quilting with the first pillow (with the Letter B) and also chose a thread for quilting which was heavier (thicker) than what I normally use.  These two factors combined seem to make the quilting more prominent, but the texture is luxurious. I changed quilting thread and style for the second pillow.  


For the back of the pillows I have used a home decorator weight Chevron Print.  The pillows both have a zippered side seam for easy insert removal and cleaning.  Zippers no longer cause anxiety and I have stopped needing to refer to instructions to insert a zipper in a pillow cover, but in case you do I have in the past found this tutorial by Design Sponge very useful.
The pillows are not for sale and have already made their way to the new owner where I am sure they will be much loved.  
I hope you found some time to sew on the weekend also.  Particularly those of you who have enjoyed a long weekend!  

Rita

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14 comments:

  1. Amazing, as always! Are those 1/4" crosshatches?! Very ambitious quilting!

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  2. They are absolutely stunning Rita! Great job.

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  3. Love the bright colors and sans serif--they pair nicely with the chevron backing. . .

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  4. LOVE these Rita! Especially the letter B one.

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  5. Great tones and shapes; i love strip piecing so these are appealing to me on several levels.

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  6. Love the bright colors! I'm gonna have to go check out that zipper tutorial. I have zipper phobia. ;-)

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  7. The colors and the quilting are outstanding! I have had a very productive long weekend!

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  8. The receiver of those pillows is very lucky indeed!

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  10. I love your pillows. I just received that magazine in the mail and was curious about the fabric. I am going to go click on your link right now.

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  11. OM, Rita, I'm totally in love with your pillows! I have a lot of prints from the First of Infinity collection but have been a little stumped about how to use the prints other than in my usual rather random improv patchwork. What you'd done with them is brilliant!

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  12. These pillows are great! My favorite is also the letter B one. I really like that quilting in it. I just love the the fabrics and colors you chose. They're great!

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  13. Wow! Colors, pattern, log carbin and the quilting look so great together!

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  14. Hi Rita,

    I was wondering if you could do a little post on how you keep track of all your fabrics sometime? You always seem to know what it all is and I am wondering how you catalogue ones you have had for awhile...

    Thanks,

    Katy

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