Monday, 24 October 2011

Pillow talk

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Are you ready for a little pillow talk... I hope you can tell I am using my most alluring voice for this!  Yeah right!  This is really a post about friendship.  Many of you have seen this pillow before and I always feel a little guilty about reposting an item but I wanted to take part on Brigitte's feature so here goes.
This pillow was a house warming present for Ayumi on her big move back to Japan.  So why this design? Having got caught up in the traditional blocks of The Farmer's Wife quilt-a-long, I found many of my favourites were friendship blocks and I started looking for more- 5,500 Quilt Block Designs was a great source!  The pillow features 9 different friendship block designs.  My favourite is in the centre, the corners all feature an X type design and I balanced out the other blocks in a + pattern.  The brightness and the business of the fabrics make the blocks merge but I have cropped a few so you can see individual blocks
Each block has a mini theme going on.  This block has a sweet food theme.
The top one with the tea pot is about home, comfort and tea!
The bottom block is  all about text and a love of typography.
Ayumi loves pink and I like pink/green together so I set out to see if I could make the whole thing work in a limited palette.  There is a mix of modern and vintage fabric something we both like and the design had a simple lattice quilting- there was enough going on with the fabrics
Pillows make great presents so if you want to be inspired in time for Christmas, head over to Brigitte's blog and have a look at the other designs for this month and previous months- there is a lot of inspiration to be had and just about time to enter your own- I day 13 hours when I last looked!
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  1. Love the idea of all different friendship blocks! :)

  2. What a wonderful present for a wonderful person. And I love the idea of having put all kinds of friendship blocks into a pillow. Perfect!

  3. Its still gorgeous! Definitely worth 2 posts :-)

  4. No wonder Ayumi loved it so much!

  5. I agree this is well worth two posts, Ayumi must have been delighted when she opened this up!
    As I am already a cushion freak I must attempt one of these.
    Kandi x

  6. Yup I still love this pillow to pieces! Every time I see it, I notice something different. There are so many fun features to this! I still can't let Joe touch it!

  7. Yes, it's a lovely pillow! I won one of Bridgette's patterns the other month with this link up.

  8. Brilliant, Kerry, and love that the blocks each have a story to tell. Totally worth two posts...or maybe even three :)

  9. Lovely idea for the blocks and they all look wonderful together in the pillow.

  10. Thank you so much Kerry for submitting this artful beauty to my Pillow Talk! It's a fantastic entry. I wonder where to find all these letterd fabrics as I am a huge fan of those (Well actually here in Germany you can find hardly some of them).
    A really great work!

  11. I missed that pillow first time - it is so wonderful.

  12. This blog is nice and amazing. I really like your post! It's also nice to see someone who does a lot of research and has a great knack for writing, which is pretty rare from bloggers these days.

  13. LOL! i think you have a great site here... today was my first time coming here.. i just happened to find it doing a Google search. anyway, great post. I wanted to drop you a quick note to express my thanks.


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