Tuesday, December 13, 2011

FO: Ella's Bohus Pillow

Looking for the giveaway post? Here it is!

FO: Ella's Bohus Pillow

Now that Ella has received her giveaway pillow, I can share it with you all! In her comment, Ella mentioned red, mulberry, mustardy brown and linen. Based on these colors, and from reading her blog, I had a pretty immediate vision of what I wanted to make. I remembered seeing the Bohus Pillow in a copy of Stitch Magazine (Summer 2011 issue). My only problem was that I didn't want Ella to have to buy a circle pillow form, or to make one. So I modified the design to be square.

And now for something completely different

Really I just used the templates Stitch provided, and improvised the rest.

I used some 1001 Peeps for the center star and the back pieces, and some Essex Linen for the background. The burgundy and mustard pieces are from the stash.

FO: Ella's Bohus Pillow

I hand quilted around the center piece with some Perle Cotton, and then machine quilted the rest.

This is an especially exciting project for me because it's my first time to use pebble quilting. You can tell where I started, in the top center. The stitches there are not quite the right tension and are a little messy. As I worked my way around, I could see and feel a difference in my stitching. I was floored when I finally started getting the rhythm of free motion!

When I finished, I had to really take a step back. This pillow is so much different than my normal style. In the end, I love it. I got to practice some unfamiliar techniques, like applique and free motion quilting.

Pebbles and Peeps

I hope Ella loves her pillow!
I still have the third contest pillow to make, for Virginia. Hopefully, I'll have that to share before the end of the year, or in early January!

9 comments:

  1. oh, this is a beautiful piece of textile art! and you're making me want to try free-motion.

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  2. that's a really cool pillow! i love how it combines so many techniques. the texture is awesome and i heart pebble quilting (i don't really love doing it though--too much thread and it's so slow)

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  3. i love it so much! it really is beautiful. those pebbles are awesome. the pillow is awesome, of course she loves it.
    i don't know if you have ever said what sewing machine you have. tell me.

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  4. LOVE this Jacey!! Seriously, gorgeous! Makes me want to play with applique!

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  5. I love this, Jacey! Of course you know how I LOVE applique!! This is gorgeous!!

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  6. it turned out wonderful, Jacey, your winner is so lucky to get such a great prize!! have a great advent,
    claudia

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  7. Congrats on the FMQ sucess! You are an inspiration =). And that reminds me that I NEED a new sewing machine. How long will I keep saying that?

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  8. I'm swooning...this really is beautiful and I'm so impressed with the design, execution, and the quilting!! Just lovely all around...

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  9. Ooooooh. That is stunning. I love how the combo of the appliqué and free form quilting looks both art deco and slightly mod at the same time.

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