Friday, 30 March 2012

Postcards from Paris Pillow

At the Fat Quarterly London Retreat I am going to be teaching foundation paper piecing.  The class has been designed around a Union Jack pillow but I have decided to widen it to include this Postcards from Paris pillow as well as another pillow involving more advanced paper piecing so that all standards of paper piecer will be catered for in the class.  This pillow consists of four square within a square within a square blocks sashed with cornerstones.  

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I called it Postcards from Paris because it has that kind of vintagey Parisian feel to it, helped in part by using Etchings, Curio and a lovely Paris fabric which Krista Poppyprint kindly sent me a couple of months ago.  Kerry VeryKerryBerry helped me put all the fabrics together because I'm not so good at that - I sent her photos of the fabrics I was thinking of using and she helped me to make a cohesive stack for a vintagey Parisian look.  If you're coming to London and this is the pillow you fancy making, let me know.  Anyone not coming to London will be able to buy the London Retreat issue of Fat Quarterly which has all three of my paper pieced pillow patterns in.  

14 comments:

  1. When I started reading this I thought - Oh I wonder if the patterns will be available after the retreat via FQuarterly and bingo they will be :-) Excellent news for those of us not able to make it.

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  2. Zut Alors! Lynne. Really spot on.

    I love how you made the square within square block look so sophistiated.

    It's such a great design for a beginner session in foundation piecing, because you'd get a real kick producing summat as sheeshee as this cushion.

    The perfect springboard of confidence with which to move up the complexity ladder.

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  3. Love the fabrics in the pillow. Yay--glad that there will be a special edition of Fat Quarterly!

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  4. This is stunning! As Pings said you've made it look very sophisicated and I love the addition of the large dot - it makes me think of Audrey Hepburn!

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  5. Luverlee! (I'm practicing my "My fair Lady" accent for Lahndahn...)

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  6. Very nice, but I'm still gunning for a Union Jack!

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  7. It does look rather lovely sitting on your chair, so pretty and feminine!

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  8. Love the design!! The fabrics work really well together with that pattern! =D

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  9. I guess this means I have to go back to the fabric shop, and buy those 2 french street map fabrics!!! I had them in my hand yesterday, but put them back cause I'm trying to be eva so good!

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  10. oooh I can just see my flat full of those, scattered nonchalantly all over the place. I have realised that more than being English or Alpine (or would that be Alpen?) , I am a Parisian at heart.

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  11. The pillow looks great, I wish I could come to London for the class and the retreat

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