I finally finished up the pillow for my sister! I like how it came together because I can see all the details I put into it for her. I'll probably include a long note so that she can see them too.
|Crested Butte paper pieced pattern by me!|
My goal with this side was to capture my sister's favorite season in Crested Butte. I've got the iconic mountain with a print reminiscent of a winter's day, a beautiful, bluebird, winter's day. It's hard to see here, but I quilted wavy lines down the mountain like ski paths. The border print on this side is from the Ride by Julia Rothman collection, and I chose that because of all the time she spends riding her townie (a townie is a bike you ride around town).
|Liberty in Colorado side of the pillow.|
The second side of the pillow is composed of four Colorado blocks. I used left over scraps from my Liberty Trip quilt to represent Crested Butte's status as the wildflower capital of Colorado and some Architextures topograph fabric to represent the Rockies. I quilted it with straight lines radiating from opposite corners. I learned about it in Jacquie Gering's Craftsy class: Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot (a fantastic class, I highly recommend it!) I only wish I had done the lines from all four corners to create more of a cross hatch look.
|Close up of quilting. Also, the itty bitty border of Monaluna birch trees. |
Reminds me of the Aspens in Colorado.
I even made her a custom label:
|I'm Skizz, she's Sissy Pants. She likes wine |
(and I see it bled a little, we'll say that represents
all the wine she'll inevitably spill on the pillow.)
So, a successful finish, and onto the next project! Here's one last look at both sides:
|Pillow front and front. I'm not even going to pretend one side is the back.|
Linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
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