Saturday, May 3, 2014

Some pillows from my pattern - Canvas

Canvas - pillows from my quilt pattern

I finished these pillows last week. In fact I took some photos of the installation of their invisible zippers to complete the tutorial I wrote about my spring pillows, which is here.

These pillows were made using my new pattern, which I have called Canvas - you have already seen several versions of quilts made with this pattern here already: Radiant Orchid Colour Study, Earth, and Rebel. As I've said before, this pattern was inspired by Josep Albers who did many colour study paintings.

Canvas

The same blue and yellow solids are in each pillow. And then I used blue and yellow threads to quilt them heavily but not quite at matchstick levels. I love how the colours look different depending on which one there is more of and which ones the colour touches.

Canvas

They both have invisible zippers, the tutorial to do that is here. Invisible zippers are fast and simple to install. Truly they are.

Canvas - back

I gave myself permission to cut into some favourite Amy Butler prints for the backs. The pillows are about 20" square so the backs take up a good part of a yard of fabric, but it was not doing anything fun on the shelf.

Canvas

They look really interesting on pointe too. These are also for my guy, he was feeling the need for better back support when he reads on the bed. They are filled with nice plump down filled pillow inserts from IKEA.

Canvas

I spent the better part of today finishing the pattern, at least well enough for my pattern testers to have a go at it. Canvas is sized to make this pattern from mug rug to large king. I am looking forward to getting it in the shops for sale but first I need some feedback from the testers. I'll keep you posted as to when it is actually ready for purchase.

Canvas

It takes a village for me to make a pattern it seems. Before my wonderful testers even got their copies of the pattern, the lovely Kat (Flutter Kat) worked on the lovely logo and branding bits, the ubber talented Kerry (PennyDog Patchwork) made the first set of graphics from scribbles on a paper and carefully taught me how to make more myself, and the fantastic Lynne (Lily's Quilts) sharpened her pencil, checked all the math and edited the pattern. I am so grateful to all of these talented women, who, by the way, are each open to being retained to assist others at very reasonable rates too.

Finish Along 2014

I almost forgot to mention that these pillows were on my Q2 FAL list, so this finish makes 2 finishes of 12 on the list, which is better than none for sure.

I am so enjoying a whole weekend off and at home, tomorrow I am hoping to do some quilting with the long arm. I have a week after that in town and then I am off to Quilt Market in Pittsburg with Katy, it seems I have been granted a credential as an industry professional, I'm so excited.

Leanne


25 comments:

  1. I love those cushions Leanne. Hope you are enjoying your weekend off

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  2. Great cushions. Tha pattern looks even better in this size. Love your quilting!

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  3. Oooh, they match the quilts ! Fab, and awesome quilting !!!!

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  4. They are brilliant. I'm so happy you got your credentials, I'm absolutely certain you two will have a blast at Market.

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  5. Congratulations on the credentials!

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  6. Love them Leanne!! The pattern is great and the quilting is fantastic!!

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  7. A designer! But of course you are!!!!

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  8. Beautiful pillows and I can't wait to pattern-test! So cool you get to go to market!

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  9. I've followed your color study closely they are all so pretty... but these pillows are awesome! Since my husband just asked for new couch pillows, I may try to give these a go. You are so inspirational! Thank you!

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  10. Terrific pillows! And to hear you are launching as a pattern designer--well, my dear, you've got the vibe to do it. I love all your designs, as I'm sure others do, so it will be great to get your designs out there and in the shops.

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  11. I adore them! I need to make three pillow covers and test your pattern, so I think it's going to be a simul-event :))

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  12. Love Josef Albers and his color studies and your interpretations have been so great. Pulling a pattern together takes a lot of hard work. I'm trying to wrap up three right now. Good luck with yours and have fun at Market.

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  13. Beautiful pillows! i love the quilting lines. Lucky dude who gets to lean on those :) And I am so glad to see that you wrote a tutorial on invisible zippers! I am a real doofus when it comes to zippers so I am definitely going to check it out :) Love your blog.

    Emily at backtothecraft.blogspot.ca

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  14. I love the colors you chose for these!! So vibrant and beautiful. :D

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  15. You are very welcome :) I love the blue and yellow combination!!

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  16. Hey roomie, loving this series, and trying not the giggle too much at the apparent disdain of the cushion being held between thumb and forefinger being dangled into the photo :oD

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  18. I just recently found your blog and have made two quilt using the matchstick intense quilting. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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