Monday, July 29, 2013

Stitching pillow take 2

This time, I know what I want, a 14" square pillow is just right for my needs. Pattern is chosen, now to make it happen.
Take some  aquas, add a little blue and pink for highlights. Cut into triangles and add some of those modern text fabrics.
After finding the block on my Blockbase programme, I printed some off ready for paper foundation piecing. This was going to be the most accurate way to sew the parts. The blocks will finish at a mere 2", now that's small.
 
I love my new light pad that I picked up at the quilt show. It's like an ipad, so thin, light and portable plus I have the option of changing the brightness on it. It was perfect for sitting on the table next to the sewing machine to check my seams were aligned correctly.
There were only three bits of paper to tear off each block which didn't take long and there wasn't mush fabric waste since I'd pre-cut the shapes.
Voila, all forty nine blocks are sewn together. I love it but then I knew I would when I saw this one and did a big copy cat.
I decided I'd like to handle these fabrics a bit more and hand quilt it simply with this thread I found in the stash. It's Valdani variegated 35 wt cotton.
Until next time, Janet

44 comments:

quiltswithpersonality said...

Janet ......I just absolutely love this block. It is so beautiful and I love how you mixed the text fabric. It is just GORGEOUS. I am so glad I stopped by. Thanks for sharing. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

Susan said...

It's a gorgeous block. The text fabrics work really well with the blues. I've never seen the newspaper prints for sale, where did you find them?

Christine Once upon a Quilt said...

Just beautiful as always

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Yum, that looks great! Love the fabrics/colors together with the text prints.

Every Stitch said...

Ooo that is so pretty ! Foundation piecing is fun - especially for a small project. And thanks for the tip on the light pad - wonderful that you can change the brightness! I find my lightbox quite blinding at times.
Hilda

Quiltefia said...

Wow!! Love it!! Anne Kari :-))

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! I love the aqua and pink offset with the text prints! Hand quilting will be the perfect finish!

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

Love it! So beautiful.

Jane in Wales said...

Oh what fun! I love the look of it.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Janet, That is gorgeous!! So lovely to see all those fresh aqua fabrics combined with text prints. I know you'll enjoy quilting it.

Claudia said...

L-o-v-e these colors you put together. This is gorgeous.

Terry said...

What a lovely pillow! Those colors are so pretty! :0)

Heather said...

Such fun. I love the squash with the text fabric. Sometimes it is just nice to have a fun happy project to work on!

Quilt Hollow said...

I've quilted a few quilts this year with the black and white prints or text and vibrant colors. I love the look and it's so fun to eyeball each little piece to see what the prints actually are vs the color you immediately see. Your pillow is very cheerful!

Miriam said...

Love your fabric choices.

I haven't seen a light pad before. Looks very useful.

Enjoy your hand quilting.

Cathy said...

Oooh Gorgeous! xo

Karen said...

Those colors a wonderful. Love the contrast with the text print.

Shelley said...

very very cool :)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love that design with the colors you used, very eye catching!

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

Janet, I love it! Totally not where I thought you were going from the first picture...very cool!

Virginia said...

Love, love, love your pillow.

Nedra said...

Great colors, and once I saw the original, I would want to be a copy cat too. Beautiful!

Michele said...

The block is great.
I'm intrigued by your lightpad. Is Triumph the brand name?

imquilternity said...

Ooooo... I love it! Great combination of fabrics too. I'm in love with text fabrics and think they add so much textural interest to quilts/pillows, etc. It's beautiful, Janet.

Janet said...

It's beautiful! Gotta love those text fabrics :0) Can't wait to see the finish!

Donna~~ said...

Gosh that's pretty, Janet. Love the colors!

FlourishingPalms said...

How adorable! I think you've made Grandmother's Cracker Box blocks, but look how fabulous they are with modern fabrics!? Are you hooked on these prints yet? Sure love those text-y ones. They aren't always easy to find. This will be a gorgeous hand-quilted pillow. Will you "big stitch" it with perle cotton?

Archie the wonder dog said...

Simply perfect!

Carrie P. said...

love those colors. it is fun to find ways to use text fabrics.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Gorgeous! I wonder if they have that kind of light box here!

Marit said...

So beautiful! Those blocks are really tiny. You inspire me to piece more on paper. Love your lightbox!
; )

Barb said...

what fun.
I love fabric with letters and words. They look great mixed in here.

Stephanie said...

I love text fabrics. They are such fun and add lots of visual interest to projects. I love how you used your text fabric and it pairs so beautifully with the blues/aquas.

Dolores said...

Hi Janet. I do love your pillow cover but am I missing something? Is there a link to the one you copied? The photo you showed as the whole top has the same fabrics as the one you are quilting.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Your "wee bit of fun" pillows are just too cute for words!!

Sometimes a gal just has to do something besides mess with quilts!! ha!

Yesterday I re-arrange my family room and then 'tried' to do the same in my sewing room...it refreshed me!

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Wow that is soooo pretty. Love the blues with the low volumes - and that design is perfect. Enjoy the quilting. :)

Oops-Lah said...

I'm doing a lot of paper foundation piecing too at the moment and could do with an light pad. Never seen it before though. Your new pillow is going to be gorgeous.

Lori said...

It turned out very pretty Janet!!

Shirley said...

Have been away for a weeks holiday and had little or no internet connection. What a pleasure to be able update things and see your lovely creation. Love the colours..x

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Janet -- it's gorgeous. I LOVE the aqua with the text fabrics. You guys have the best text fabrics -- some of them are hard to find around here!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

This what a stunning little quilt... The fabrics are so sweet.. Especially all the text prints.

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