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,

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  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!

  2. It is stunning like most of your work!

  3. Love the splashes of color.

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

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

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

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

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

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


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