Saturday, 8 September 2012

Indie Star Pillow and RnR Jack I

I needed to make a present for a friend who, I am 99% sure, does not read this blog so I think it's safe to show it here.  She likes bright colours and I fancied making another lone starburst so I re-drew the star as an 8" block to fit the pillow insert I had to hand.  This is a quick, fun and simple foundation paper pieced block which I can share the template for if anyone fancies making their own 16" version.  The 12" version can be found here.

Indie Pillow

I love the front but I think I love the back more.  There's such a variety of print, colour and scale in Pat's Indie line (which the back is also taken from), and this print is just a riot of colour and design.  Having spent ages carefully lining up the two backing pieces of the pillow, of course, once I stuffed the chubby little pillow inside, the while thing stretches apart like a small shirt on a fat man. 

Indie Pillow

I'm also starting to piece my Jack Attack from Rock n Romance (also by Pat Bravo).  Flag one of three is done and I am currently tussling with the next two, trying to work out if it is possible to use large scale geometric prints in the triangle part of the flag or if I will just set myself up for an #epicfail because inevitably, they won't meet perfectly and, if they don't meet perfectly, they'd be better off not meeting at all.  

Rock n romance jack attack 1/3

31 comments:

  1. Lovely pillow and thanks for the link. The back is very pretty, yes, and I hear the Indie fabric calling me (buy me, buy me), but the front is very nice indeed. I like the way you have used your fabrics.

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  2. That pillow really is lovely, what is more so is the line 'like a small shirt on a fat man.' Truly excellent work.

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  3. Lynne, I love your fabric selection for the star pillow! I wasn't a big fan of this light print, but thanks to you I can see its potential!

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  4. Lucky friend, Lynne!
    Its lovely.. you have such a great eye for prints and colour!
    I have had my double fat jack quilt sat around awaiting quilting for so long - it kept being put down the to do list because I had quilts for presents to make and finish, but really hope I'll get the quilting done today as I have two days with the rest of the family away.

    It would be could to have the 8" available if you'd be so kind!

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  5. gorgeous pillow, and you have me giggling about the possibility of #epicfail

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  6. Beautiful pillow! I absolutely love the fabric you chose for it.

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  7. I've totally fallen for that Indie fabric of late, I just love the rich colours

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  8. Love that pillow (front AND back)! You have one lucky friend!

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  9. So want to join your Jack Attack but fear I have neither enough time or fabric. Gahhh.

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  10. Lovely pillow ~ front and back ~ your friend should be quite happy with it!

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  11. I love the Union Jacks! I was inspired to make placemats - and definitely want to make more Jacks! Thanks for the encouragement and directions.

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  12. I'm planning on stitching up this block for my next paper piecing project. Your's is gorgeous and your Jack is spectacular. =)

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  13. Wonderful pillow/cushion!! Could you share (maybe you already have), or point me in the direction of how to make the back flap? I'm assuming the the edge is regular binding process. thanks

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  14. Love that star! Those fabrics are really good together!

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  15. i am so in love with that pillow! i love indie so much. pat bravo is srsly my new fave!

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  16. small shirt on fat man, hahahahaha

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  17. Such a gorgeous pillow, your friend is super lucky and how rude of her NOT to be reading your blog =P

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  18. Beautiful! I just broke down and purchased some Indie myself. I don't think not matching up is going to equal epic failure;)

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  19. Love, love your cushion! A 16" template would be fantastic if you don't mind doing it!

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  20. Lynee, that Indie pillow is gorgeous. I have got to get myself some of the fabric before it all disappears!

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  21. Totally love the Indie Star Pillow & would be soooooo grateful for the 16" templates :)

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  22. Lovely cushion with gorgeous backing fabric, thanks for link to pattern, I might just give this a go!

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  23. please share the 16 inch pattern. i absolutely love this pillow. what a lucky friend.
    cindi

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  24. I don't think it matters if large geometric patterns don't match up. At. All.

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  25. The pillow looks so nice Lynne! I made an 8 pointed star this weekend as well. Your first jack looks great! I've definitely got to catch up.

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  26. I would love to make the 16inch version if you share the pattern, I'm hoping to make the Jack quilt for my eldest daughters christmas present as she is leaving to work for her charity in Uganda for two years next January. http://www.tasteforscience.org/

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  27. I love your pillow and would love to make the 16" version myself if you wouldn't mind sharing the pattern.
    Thanks!
    Amanda

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