28 diamond jewels.

7.02.2012

I finished my pillow for the Pillow Talk Swap today!  
This pillow has been in progress for the last month or so.  I drew up my own jewel and diamond shapes in Illustrator to create this pattern, and used English paper piecing to create the fabric shapes.  Then I joined the shapes together and removed the papers, and stitched it down to the front of my pillow.
An extra row of quilting around the shapes finished off the front.
 I used one of my favorite Lotta Jansdotter prints for the back.
 I bound the pillow in a black pin dot to add some more contrast.
 This one is ready to be shipped off to my partner!
I've been thinking of making a pattern for this pillow and the diamond jewel shapes... so let me know if you have any interest in that!  Of course the diamond jewels could be used to make a quilt or something else as well.

28 comments:

  1. suddenly i find myself wishing i had participated in the pillow talk swap and that i was your partner! i especially love how the binding looks with the lotta print on the back... so pretty!

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  2. This is fabulous! I do a lot of epp in the summer so I'd love a pattern. If you do write it up, could you include two sizes? The one you've done is perfect for cushions, but a bigger one would be great for quilts. And if you need any pattern testers, sign me up!

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  3. This is a great looking pattern/pillow! Would love to see a pattern!!

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  4. These are lovely. I would definitely be interested in how you create these. Agree with [http://www.blogger.com/profile/00909312890664785719]. These would work well for a quilt. And if you did need testers, I would jump on that wagon.

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  5. this is a great pillow! I love the diamonds. i think it would make a great pattern

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  6. Fab! I love that jewel shape for english paper piecing, love the way you've used it with the weeny diamonds.

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  7. So cute! Love the dot binding : ) I'm just learning epp so a pattern would be awesome too.

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  8. Oh my gosh....sooooooo cute!!!

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  9. I don't know how I haven't seen your blog before now but I love it! Such amazing work! I will definitely be following along from now on!

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  10. Gorgeous! I'd definitely love to see a pattern.

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  11. I love every single detail of this pillow down to the binding. I hope to one day be invited to participate in the Pillow Talk Swaps. I look pouring over the photos on flickr.

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  12. Beautiful. I love how you used the text fabric for the background.

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  13. This pillow is gorgeous!! It must be hard to part with this one! I'd want one for myself!

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  14. You have a very very lucky partner!

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  15. Very nice! I do love the black pin dot for binding. It's perfect!

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  16. You already know how much I love this, but in case you don't, all of your choices in this pillow make me happy. Your partner will feel so spoiled by this one! The binding really ties it all together.

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  17. i am so in love with everything about this pillow holly! i love the binding, i love the lotta on the back, the colors on the front are so beautiful! your partner is going to be so so so happy! xo

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  18. Oh you should definitely make a pattern for this! It's gorgeous!

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  19. Wow, this pillow is beyond stunning! I love the binding, backing, piecing. It's all so perfect!

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  20. Every part of this pillow just works... from the jewel colors down to the polka dot binding. Excellent job, Holly!! Your partner will probably go nuts when it arrives in the mail! :)

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  21. This is fabulous Holly. I love what you come up with and those colors make me giddy.

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    1. Love this diamond pattern you’ve created – it has a bit of an oriental feel to it as well. Now that you’ve had a go at completing the first cushion, how long do you think it would take to do each one from start to end? I’m sure these will fly out of your hands like hotcakes!

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