06 Apr Playing leapfrog…
How do you decide what to work on next? Most of us who make things have long lists of projects we’d like to make. Deadlines and partially finished projects usually figure heavily in my decisions. This week, however, this pillow leapfrogged itself past the rest of the list. Most likely, I allowed it to do that because it combines three items on my list.
1.) Need new pillows for the living room! The deep reds of the holiday season that I keep out through February (Valentines Day you know), are now looking totally out of place in April.
2.) Make a quilt inspired by the work of Yoshiko Jinjenzi – specifically something where the background color in the blocks blends with the background fabric of the quilt and provides interesting results.
If I do say so myself, I LOVE this pillow! It doesn’t accomplish item #2 quite as well as I’d hoped – I should have made the pieces smaller, but, all in all, I am extremely pleased with it. It was hard not to use some of the deeper colors from the Echo line. The navy, orange, golden yellow and deep grey are all so luscious! But, this is a spring/summer pillow, so they can wait patiently for fall. The background is Kona Snow. I quilted it with lines about 1/4″ to 3/8″ apart using white Aurifil 50 wt thread.
One more pillow to go!