Thursday, September 18, 2014
As some of you may have already seen on Sew Mama Sew, I had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of this month's Cloud9 Wildwood Challenge. Elizabeth Olwen is not only a gifted artist and a lovely person, she also designs utterly charming fabric for Cloud9. Her recent Wildwood collection is a beautifully unique take on autumn, and the small scale prints were exactly what I needed to make a simple hexagon pillow.
I used almost every print in the collection to create a herringbone pattern on this 12" square pillow cover. The 1" hexagons took almost a month to assemble and sew together. You can read all about the process in my post at Sew Mama Sew. It was a slow but peaceful project to work on, and I can honestly say that I miss it now that I'm all done.
The pillow backing features one of my favorite prints -- Midnight Flora. I love that dark shade of blue and all the little details that Elizabeth added to this design. They almost give the fabric a texture of its own without any stitches added.
This little pillow is getting plenty of love these days. I smile every time I look at it.
Be sure to visit the other Wildwood Challenge participants to get a look at their projects. So much creativity going on here!
Kristy Cleverly from Bonjour Quilts
Carolina Carero from Love, Lola
Elizabeth Singler from Mamma Can Do It
Jennifer Waaraniemi from lea & lars
Ren Murphy from The Inspired Wren
Many thanks to Cloud9 Fabrics and Sew Mama Sew for this wonderful experience. I enjoyed every minute of it!