Thursday, March 22, 2012
pillow no. 2
The second pillow is finished! It is slightly bigger than the last one and I used the traditional block Night and Noon (instructions from this book - I have a German edition from 1998). I framed it with the dark brown cotton-linen blend in a log cabin style.
For the centre of the pillow I chose the building plan print for the large square. I love that little couple there taking a walk!
Again, I tried to highlight the pattern with quilting and quilted the corners in a stripey pattern becoming denser and then more sparse again. For the centre I chose a simple grid, since I thought it would go well with the technical nature of the print. I think it came out really nice! I don't love this one as much as the first one, but it's really pretty, nonetheless!
For the next one, I'm planning to make a version of this pillow, since I really liked the block design and the quilting. There also might be a bonus pillow in the works. I finished the A Step Down mini quilt top and J. said I should make a pillow cover instead of a mini quilt. He said it would get more use and appreciation that way and I think the man is right.
This is really making me smile! :-) I think I'll quilt it by hand in the same manner the mini was quilted in the book. Now I just have to think about the border (should I make a bound pillow or one with a border?) and the backing fabric. Also, I'm thinking about some Easter sewing. I got the March issue of Elle Interiör and among other things there's this really great palette inside. I just had to make a little stack of fabrics!
I'm thinking Easter tablecloth or maybe some patchwork baskets? Or some drawstring bags using some of the great ribbon I ordered from Pink Chalk fabrics?
Ah, the possibilities! :-) I hope I'll be able to show you something next week!