Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman
A Ty Pennington print from his Spring 2012 collection,
the orange with wee birds is a Lauren and Jessi Jung print
The design is a disappearing 9 patch with a twist and the twist is that I didn't follow any rules. Usually when you make a disappearing 9 patch there are some rules at least. Rules like no like fabrics touch and stuff like that. I didn't do that and I didn't follow that rule on purpose. I wanted the negative space to be more prominent with the lovely Botanics prints. And that is exactly what happened. I started with 3" squares of the prints and made a bunch of little 9 patch blocks, then whacked them into quarters and stitched them back together without too much attention to what went where. I sashed the blocks with linen in 1" strips and then quilted the covers closely about 1/8" apart with a lovely butter coloured Aurifil in 40 wt (#2315).
I am most pleased with the outcome and the couch is looking very happy for summer! The pillows are a big 22" square when finished and are backed with linen and finished with an lapped zipper. So fabulous!