Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Pillow Talk Swap 10 {Finished}

My partner's cushion for the Pillow Talk Swap round 10 is done! It will be winging off to it's new home (along with a few yummy scraps) later in the week. 

The cushion/pillow top is made using four Schoenrock Cross blocks, following Leila's fab tutorial. I used a lot of Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt, a bit of Simply Colour and a lot of Architextures (the greens and background fabrics). 



I decided to quilt it fairly simply (since there is so much going on in the patchwork). I've densely free motion quilted straight lines in the background areas, radiating out from the points, and echo quilted just inside the edges of the green areas. This has made the 'flowers' pop really nicely.

The back is more FMF, with a covered zip closure (using the great tutorial on Sew Mama Sew - it works brilliantly every time).


 I'm really happy with how this turned out - I'm now just hoping my partner love it as much as I do :o)


The rest of the week is bee blocks and some secret sewing ;o)

xx Jess

25 comments:

Colleen said...

Love this!!!

Adrianne said...

Fantastic Jess - love it! Paper piecing, Architextures, Flea Market Fancy, FMQ - this is a very Jess cushion!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This is a beauty. I can hope it's being sent my way!

A Quilter's Mission - Vicki said...

Who wouldn't love this pillow? It is fantastic, the colors and fabrics chosen!

Happy Turtle said...

Wow! Really like the pillow!
Carol

Heather D. said...

Simply gorgeous.

Charlotte said...

Ohhhh, it's so lovely!!!

Janine said...

It's gorgeous!

Annabella said...

Oh my goodness it's just absolutely beautiful Jess - I love how those cross blocks look togather. Stunning!

Jessica said...

I love the centre cross in light architextures that appears, another stunning job!

Kelly said...

It is spectacular Jess - your partner is going to love it!

Jessica said...

Georgeous!

moira said...

another triumph. I'm trying to realise my PST10 vision and it's bleeping hard work! So huzzah to you x

SIMPLESEW said...

gorgeous.. inspired

Barbie Mills said...

This is fantastic. Great job!

Lisa C said...

Your pillow is fabulous. I made my first pillow week before last using a pattern. If I don't have a pattern (which tells me what size pillow insert to buy) is there a rule of thumb? (i.e. one inch smaller than your unfinished block) Thanks!

Di said...

It is gorgeous and you have used some great fabrics. Di x

Katy Cameron said...

It looks fab, lucky partner!

Susan Owenby said...

If your partner doesn't love it, she can send it to me! :) Nice work!

Nat at Made in Home said...

If she does not like it, I take it off your hands! It is amazing Jess, how can she not like it?

cat and vee xoxo said...

oh my gosh Jess, it's just gorgeous - super lucky partner will be so happy opening up that package!!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

In. LOVE! I love the contrast of colours and the neutrals - creates a whole new pattern!

Nicky said...

Love it! Sigh!

Would you do a quilt of those blocks?

Esther F. said...

This pillow is absolutely wonderful! Love it to bits!

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snips said...

Just gorgeous!