It’s been a slow start to blogging this year. I am still in New Zealand, and just finished a tiki-tour around the top of the South Island. It was so great to be reminded how beautiful New Zealand is.
I have managed to make progress on a couple of quilting projects while I have been away. I am going to go a little out-of-order (if you follow my Instagram account) as I need to take more pics on a couple of bigger finishes. So, the first project is the Christmas Gift for my sister. She has a lovely red wall in her house and I thought it might be nice to make a hand-made gift for that room. This pillow was her gift.
This was a fun project. I played with some scraps I had in cotton and mixed it with Robert Kaufman’s mammoth flannel and Metallic Essex Linen. I used some organic matchstick quilting in white which seemed the best choice. The back is the red “quilty” canvas you see in the middle.
Name: Log Cabin Pillow
Design: Original Design – Improvisation
Fabric: Various Solid from my scrap bins, Robert Kaufman Mammoth flannel, Metallic Essex Linen
Dimensions: 18 x18″
Quilted: Organic Matchstick Quilting. Used Aurifil #2021 wt. 50
I’m glad you are getting to enjoy New Zealand while you are there, too. The pillow is lovely and I love the detail of the intricate “piecing” added by the print in the middle.
I hope you enjoyed your tiki tour. Did not being able to travel up SH1 mean a change in plans? I love Westport, Lewis pass etc, so would love the chance to get back there again. Or was it all vineyards and Marlborough? Wherever you went, I hope there was lots of family and fun involved.