I made a pillow yesterday for a year end gift for my lovely secretary. She is just a wonderful lady. Very feminine and a grandmother to a great many lucky grandchildren. I used a charm pack of April Cornell's Aviary from years ago. Soft and pretty. I made a disappearing nine patch block for the front in some of the blues and framed it up. I used a variety of quilting on it. The blue disappearing nine patch was treated to a meandering small loop free motion in Aurifil 50 wt in Bluet. The frame got some straight lines and I heavily quilted straight lines on the cream on cream on half of the back. I used Auriful 50 wt in an off white for that. I used some of the pink charms on the back in a straight forward patchwork. That got Straight lines in cream on either side of the seam lines.
I found some pretty vintage buttons for the back and used some scraps of something or other for the flap with the buttonholes. I used batting on both the front and the back to give the pillow a nice structure. It finishes at 20" square and I used one of my thrifted pillow forms from the weekend. I think it will suit!
A pretty pillow for a lovely lady. Linking up with Sew Modern Monday and Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story.
Really subtle and pretty and what a great gift!ReplyDelete
I like it!ReplyDelete
You just know she is going to love it!ReplyDelete
Beautiful - back and front!ReplyDelete
What a pretty, delicate looking cushion. The Cotton Mako' 50 was the perfect choice to keep the quilting looking light on the pretty fabrics.ReplyDelete