Sunday, November 14, 2010

Of Earth and Sky

Here is my entry for Pillow Talk Swap round 4 ~ going to ?? someone, somewhere....who could it be?

I have had a version of this design in my head since PTS3 but it was nixed in favor of the Circular Logic pillow at the last moment. Originally this pillow was supposed to have an aqua/blues color palette but my partner wasn't really an aqua kind of person, so I have changed the design somewhat to better suit their preferences.
The pieced portion of this pillow was made using the Hexagon string piecing process written by Malka Dubrawsky in the winter 2010 issue of International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene magazine. After piecing together those lovely hexies, I proceeded to cut them up again (I seem to always do that) to create the curved sections necessary for the design.
I used Radiance (Kaufman) in Chocolate which is a silk/cotton blend for the gathered section. A little piping to accent the curves and then finally pieced in the linen section to complete the pillow top.
I was able to try a few new techniques for this pillow. I thought the design called for some fancy quilting and I had been wanting to try some pebble quilting. So the linen section has a progression of pebbles, going from large to small across the linen.

As the title suggests, this pillow represents a sort of Earth and Sky theme which is where the pebbles come in. The color palette represents a beautiful sunset.

Kind of a fun project that sewed up very quickly. I like it when it works like that.

I hope you like it Partner! It's flying your way tomorrow.

Happy Sewing!

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