Friday, 17 February 2017

My personal fabric challenge


I've always adored the Quilts by Emily and her awesome fabric selections. She puts together fabrics which at first sight don't seem to match up. But then those fabrics create the most interesting and beautiful quilts! Like this one, or this or this, or this.

So I was pulling fabrics from my stash and came up with this selection:


Yes: brown, mustard, pink and turquoise. Ui!

I was very skeptical myself but as I started to cut some strips and placed them beside each other they actually started to work.

I wanted to create and interesting design but kept it simple. I opted for a coin layout with 5 rows in different widths. Much to my surprise I think it turned out really well! 


The pillow is in my favourite size 26 x 26" (65 x 65cm) and is going to be a gift for a friend.

I was unsure of how and in what colours to quilt it. I had several colours to chose from but opted for white, light grey and mustard, all beautiful Aurifil wt 40 thread!


With all these different colours I think there is so much to look at and despite the big variety of fabrics it still is harmonic. I'm in fact so happy with the pillow that I want to make a whole quilt out of it and keep that for myself since I'm having a hard time giving this pillow away.

Linking this to Finish Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
Modern Patch Monday at the Modern Cologne Quilters
Farbenspiel

23 comments:

  1. The fabrics look wonderful together in this pillow.

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  2. Just a lovely combination of fabrics. And the close lines of quilting are a perfect finish!

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    1. Thanks, Anne, I'm really happy how it turned out!

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  3. It looks so good! Great color choices!

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  4. What a lovely combo!! I think you should make the quilt! ;-)

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    1. I'm going to! I have some more fabrics I want to add!

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  5. Some of my favourite colours together, looks fabulous!

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  6. Here visiting from Crazy Mom Quilts...your pillow looks great! And I appreciate you sharing the links to the quilts by Emily. You are right, the colors are different and fun.

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    1. Thanks, Carol! I always link back to other quilters who inspire me!

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  7. I'm with Debbie...make that quilt...or at least another pillow!

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    1. It's going to be a quilt! I can't wait to start it :o)

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  8. Love the pillow! Sometimes it really pays off to be a little adventurous with colour selection.

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    1. Thanks, Izzy! It definitely was a challenge but I'm happy it worked out!

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  9. Great fabric choices indeed! Go for the quilt!!!

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  10. Absolutely make the quilt! This pillow is amazing!

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  11. The pillow turned out great. I love it. Have you already seen that aurifil repost the pillow on their Facebook account.

    Judith

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  12. Indeed at first I stoped by the fabrics, but the ready pillow is wonderful! Looking forward for starting the quilt!


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  13. Love your choice of color! This pillow is awesome!

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