Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wildwood Challenge

Cloud9 Wildwood Challenge Hexagon Pillow By Fabric Mutt

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.

Cloud9 Wildwood Challenge Hexagon Pillow By Fabric Mutt

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.

Cloud9 Wildwood Challenge Hexagon Pillow By Fabric Mutt

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.

Cloud9 Wildwood Challenge Hexagon Pillow By Fabric Mutt

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!

34 comments:

  1. I can definitely see why you smile every time you look at it - it is gorgeous. And I love how your daughter's dress was color coordinated with the pillow - so cute.

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  2. This is so pretty!! I loved reading about your slow sewing process, too! Perfect backing print as well. :)

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  3. you are right Heidi - that deep blue colour is so gorgeous. I really enjoyed the diary you kept about making this pillow - slow sewing is so relaxing. You probably needed that after all your book writing!

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  4. Wauw it is beautyful, and the backside fabric is a Little story in it self.. have a nice weekend!

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  5. So very pretty! It is a lot of work, but a beautiful result. xx

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  6. I wish I had the skill and patience to put together all those hexagons. Love love love the pillow

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  7. This is fabulous - I love the use of the trio grouping of the same print hexagons to create a secondary pattern. Beautiful fabric line to play with. Love it.

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  8. Handsewing with this line would be lovely, there are so many little details in the fabrics that need close attention. Your cushion is gorgeous and I love the dominance of the navy (those colour prints were all my favourites).

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  9. That is so cute! Your play with the colors and patterns are spectacular!

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  10. Great work on your pillow! Fabric and colors are lovely and the hexagons-well they are the icing on the cake!

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  11. Gorgeous pillow. I love those fabrics. Hexagons scare me to death. Someday I'm going to try them. I'm so drawn to them, but feel like I would lose my mind working with them. I must be brave and try them sometime! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Beautiful! I am new to quilting and have yet to tackle hexies but I love the look of this pillow!

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  13. Oh that backing fabric is so beautiful! Your hexie placement is perfect - just the right balance of white and colour. I can see why this pillow is getting so much love!

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  14. Hexies are something I haven't tried. I recently won a giveaway that included a sampler of various sizes to use for EPP. This looks like a possibility but I'll probably start out making something smaller. I love your pillow. Thanks for sharing! Notwendy gmail

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  15. Love this pillow in these bright beautiful fabrics!!

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  16. Very cute pillow! One of these days I will have to try hexies too.

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  17. Beautiful pillow! and I love this fabric! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  18. I always saw hexagon precuts and thought I'd never make anything with hexagons...until now! I'm obsessed with this fabric line and your pillow is amazing! I'm glad you have a tutorial because I want to make one just like it!

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  19. I love your pillow. I just can't resist hexies.

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  20. I believe that you smile every time you see that pillow - SO CUTE!!

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  21. Like the placement of the hexies. looks like a great huggy quilt.

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  22. Gorgeous! You picked my favorite print for the back!

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  23. What a beautiful pillow! I love the design/pattern on the front!

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  24. This project looks like just the right size for hand-piecing. I love every one of those prints.

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  25. This project looks like a good one for trying EPP for the first time.

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  26. Congratulations on a brilliant cushion! You perfectly showcased these wonderful Wildwood prints, and I love that you hand pieced them too! Just fabulous.

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  27. Such a pretty cushion - the fabrics look gorgeous and I like the hexie design. Love the back fabric too.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  28. Beautiful work, I myself would of been cross eyed at the end....lol , but would enjoy it too

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