I wrote about this pillow in my first blog post here. My main inspiration was Carolyn Friedlander’s beautiful Aerial Grove Quilt. Carolyn’s quilt has brightly coloured, appliqued circles on a low volume background. I wasn’t too sure about my needle-turn applique skills so decided to use a pieced block instead. The circles in the Aerial Grove quilt are laid out in rows and columns with a little space between each circle. I designed a cross block that could be laid out in the same way as those circles (tutorial here). I also love the use of graduated colour in the Aerial Grove quilt, so I used that in this pillow too. For the background I chose low volume fabrics in white, cream and grey. It was the first time I’d limited my low volume fabrics to those with no additional colour and I really like how it turned out.
There’re now only hours left to enter Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival. Yes, I’ve left my second entry to the closing hours! It’s been a busy week in my household, with Ballet rehearsals followed by two Productions and today is my daughter’s 8th birthday. Luckily I’m out of bed before everyone else so I have a little time to write this post!
My favourite photo is this one that Marika posted on IG.
Quilt Size: 24″ x 24″
Block Size: 4 1/4″ finished
Backing: Small Gathering in Azalea from Good Folks by Anna Maria Horner
Binding: Buttoned Up in Pomegranate from Good Folks by Anna Maria Horner
Pillow Closure: Covered zipper in the back
Quilting: 1″ cross hatch grid
Voting opens in just a few hours, you can get to the Festival by clicking on the button at the top of this post. It’s fun to see what everyone has been making! Have a great weekend everyone, I’m off to prepare a birthday breakfast!