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:

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

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

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  3. 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!

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  4. 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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  13. 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

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

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  15. 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.

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  16. It's wonderful. Love the wavy lines.

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