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!