Surprise Gift – Chicopee

You know how you meet people and instantaneously you have that connection. You know they are a best-ie (translation: best friend) immediately. I was so surprised to have the same experiences in the Social Media world. Ashley @ Wasn’t Quilt in a Day, is one such connection.

She has a love…obsession (??) for Denyse Schmidt’s Chicopee line and she works so hard in her teaching job that over the winter break I decided I wanted to do something special for her. Low and behold, she mentioned how much she had loved my Sea Spray pillow. Done, that will be what I make using her favorite Chicopee.

I have been posting progress on a pillow on IG (Instagram) for a while now, without her knowing, to see how she responds to the various choices. Here is the final product – which I think turned out great!

DSChicopeePillow

 

A close-up of the quilting, which is just straight line quilting at ~1/8 inch about on the low volume prints.
DSChicopee_Closeup

I decided to use a new technique, to me, for the zipper. I typically use an invisible zipper but I do not have the right foot yet for my new machine. As such I used a standard zipper but I wanted to still have it hidden. I found this fantastic tutorial by S.O.T.A.K handmade for making such a closure.

DSChicopee_Back_HiddenZipper

So the details…
Fabric: Denyse Schmidt Chicopee + Essex Linen Med. Aqua
Size: 20″ x 20″
Design: Crystallized from the book Pillow Pop

Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.

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15 thoughts on “Surprise Gift – Chicopee

  1. Ashley

    Girl. I still have no words. You could not have made me a more perfect gift, and you certainly could not have picked a better time for me to get it. You are the best. And yes, besties.

    Reply

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