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!
A close-up of the quilting, which is just straight line quilting at ~1/8 inch about on the low volume prints.
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.
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.
Tonight, I had a blast joining in on Friday night sew along via Instagram. What a wonderful idea, that was organized by Sarah @ Sarah Quilts….thank you Ms Sarah!!
How did I spend my time??? First stop….
….my local Joann’s to pick up grey invisible zippers for my pillows.
I got home and finished off the first of the Tapa Star pillows…so definitely a productive night.
The back of the pillow, I continued to use Carolyn Friedlander’s Botanics hand-drawn stripes in green, with a grey invisible zipper.
You can check-out the finished Tapa Star Blocks in this post.
Linking up Amanda Jean over @ Crazy mom quilts for Finish it up Friday.
I know I am leaving this to the last-minute to join the Bloggers Quilt Festival….I couldn’t decide what to choose, or if I was going to link-up anything. Needless to say, I have decided to enter. I loved this particular project, as it was for my son. He uses it every night and loves it. Is that not the best reward??
I am entering his pillow “Wonky Universe” for the mini quilt section link-up. It is made mostly from Lizzie House Constellations mini charms. I added a wonky star in one corner to add a visual focus.
I loved the wonkiness of the pillow in the mismatched squares and in the star. I also enjoyed the multi-colored quilting in this cushion. I used both yellow and navy thread. Here is a close-up.
Just one more photo… and that is my entry.
Linking up with Amy’s Creative Side.