Friday, March 4, 2016

TGIFF - Colour Columns Cushion

I've been keeping this finish under wraps for a few weeks.  (Thankfully, the snow is long gone.).  I had the pleasure to test a pattern for my friend Linda @ Scrapmaster.

Colour Columns Cushion finishes at 20 x 20 inches.  After I made it, I cut it down to 14 x 14 inches as the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild is making pillows for a seniors' facility.  You can find more information about Linda's pattern here.


All the Kona fabrics were in my stash:

  • Ash for the background
  • Cyan, Turquoise, Malibu, Surf, Pacific, Marine
  • Parrot, Kiwi, Leprechaun, Grass Green, Clover
  • School Bus, Orange, Persimmon, Flame
  • Lipstick, Poppy, Ruby


My first attempt at matchstick quilting.  I added some organic wavy lines.


Found a matching backing in my stash.



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17 comments:

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I like how the matchstick quilting elongates the design into the negative space. :)

Cheryl said...

I really like how you extended the colors into the background using the colored quilting.

Mary Marcotte said...

This is such an interesting pillow cover, and that you are donating it to a nursing facility makes it even more special. There are so many things to love about it but I think my favorite are the colors. I have some of those Kona fabrics. They are stunning in your setting!

Sandra Walker said...

Oh how this pillow makes me grin! Yay for trying yet another quilting design! And whoa, to have all those Kona scraps...you may be tempting me to get more fabric...

Laura said...

That's nice, but oooh that snow!!!!! :) come down under for some sun!

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

I love how the backing matches the front both in color and with the wavy quilting! A lovely finish, great job! :)

Dominique said...

What a great result! love the bright colours and the different quilting.

Anonymous said...

I love this! Your quilting is perfect for it. Nice work!

Valerie Levy said...

Sweet! Great idea to use it for #87pillows!

Valerie Levy said...

Sweet! Great idea to use it for #87pillows!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

It looks great! Love the way those brights pop against the Ash. And the quilting is very fun!

Lisa J. said...

It looks awesome Anja. I love how you quilted it. Teh quilting is looking good!

KaHolly said...

Oh, Anja, it's gorgeous! I love your interpretation of Linda's delightful pillow! And how smart to cut it down to donate to such a worthy cause! You're special! XO

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Lovely pillow design! The matchstick quilting really sets this off, and the organic lines are a lovely contrast to them.

Linda said...

Just fabulous, Anja! Thanks so much for testing my cushion pattern and what a great idea to double duty it and use it for #87pillows. The quilting is just the perfect choice.

Dena@LivingWaterQuilter.com said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

It's wonderful. Love the wavy lines.