Welcome and thanks for visiting! For the 2015 Fall Blogger’s Quilt Festival, I want to share a pillow I made this past spring. I love the challenge of swaps, and the x-factor swap is a fun one, with much lower stress than many, because it requires that you make a pillow (cushion) cover to suit the theme, then through voting, the pillows receive scores and are sent hither and yon around the globe to their new owners.
The theme for Spring was drunkard’s path blocks, so I dug out light-coloured floral charms from a swap and added Kona candy pink to make the units. After a pleasant evening (or at least 20 minutes) of arranging them, I selected this layout to highlight the circles. For quilting, I added some feathers, stitched in the ditch around my two circles, and some back and forth switchbacks in the solid pink finished it off. Another pink border to bring the pillow to a useful size (17.5″), and an invisible zipper, make this pillow perfect for a chaise lounge in the sun or any tween’s bedroom.
After voting, this pillow was sent to the far reaches of Canada, Calgary (just kidding!, it’s not a one-horse town or anything), and I received a lovely pillow all the way from Australia.
I am happy with how the quilting highlighted the piecing in this pillow, so I’m going to enter it in the mini quilt category at Amy’s Creative Side. Please pop over and visit some others, leave comments, and vote for your favourite quilt for the Viewer’s Choice Award.