Doing the Farmer's Wife Quilt a long has opened my eyes to traditional blocks, the friendship blocks in particular stood out and along with more friendship blocks in 5500 Quilt Blocks gave me the idea for this cushion/pillow project.
You can see in my sketch of how the different blocks were organised. I didn't want sashing, I was aiming for a scrappy colourful look, even if it is pretty high impact on the eyeballs!
I also started with a limited colour palette, mainly green and pink with some cream/white and black. I wanted the challenge of working with a narrow range and using colours I don't normally turn to. Black has been exciting to use, it brings a depth and a drama, especially little splashes of it.
Fabrics are a mix of vintage and new, bought and given, and some Suzuko Koseki and Kumiko Fujita treasures. The edges are bound with double binding using Lakehouse Dry Goods seed catalogue print.
Guessed who it was for yet?
It was for Ayumi and it has now arrived to help decorate her new apartment in Japan and spread a bit of birthday good wishes for this weekend!
Here's to friendship x