Hurray for another finish! This was the pillow I made for the Great Pillow Fight swap on Flickr, a fantastic group of ladies swapping fantastic pillows. After a false start or two, I pulled out my Hex’n’More ruler and selected fabrics to match the colours in the Koi low volume print. With my pals in the Flickr group cheering me on, I then added the green border and squared it up using a scrappy selection of low volume prints.
I wasn’t sure how big this would end up, but my partner said she likes big pillows, so 25″ square is great for lounging or even as a floor pillow! For the quilting, I spent an evening doodling on my tablet, using a picture of the pieced front, and devised this spiral swirly motif, based on the quilting on the original quilt by Jaybird Quilts. The original was quilted by Angela Walters — what, do I dare copy the free motion quilt diva — of course! Because finished is better than perfect, and it turned out pretty darn nice. I had to take a picture of the inside too. I used Aurifil 2600 (dove) for all the quilting, it does blend nicely.
I am off to the Creativ Festival in Toronto tomorrow, for lots of shopping and perhaps I will see a few bloggy friends there!
Linking up to TGIFF with Sarah at Things I Make.