Vote HERE! (on The Fat Quarter Shop Blog)
Have you been following along with The Fat Quarter Shop’s “Pillow Fight” to celebrate the release of Edyta Sitar’s amazing Pillow Talk book??? I am so honored to have been invited to participate in a Pillow Fight between myself and Elise Baek of Elise and Emelie. Ironically enough, we both chose the same pillow from Edyta’s book without communicating about it. 🙂
There are SO many amazing pillows in Edyta’s book that it was really hard to narrow it down to one pillow. If you’re in the same boat I was in, The Fat Quarter Shop has offered up a kit for the pillows in Edyta’s book. Laser cut shapes that have already been fused!
For the pillow I made, I chose Edyta’s Dot Dot Dot Pillow. I knew I wanted to do fussy cuts for my circles the second I saw this pillow. I had lots in my stash from various designers (Tasha Noel, Amy Smart, original Cotton + Steel, Ruby Star Society, Heather Ross) and wanted to feature my favorites on this pillow.
I used a base of Robert Kaufmann Essex Yarn Dyed Classic Nautical for my front and backing. I wanted something that still had some personality without distracting from my fussy cuts. I quilted more or less a cross hatch down the centers of each square using Aurifil 50wt. I quilted on the diagonal before I fused my fussy cuts. For my process on fusing and cutting my fussy cuts, check out this blog post.
I then hand quilted around each circle using Aurifloss. It added a fun touch that fits my personal quilting style very well. Gradient + hand quilting = true love.
I added a Sally Tomato zipper to the back as well as a fun squirrel label because who hasn’t been distracted by a quilting squirrel or two or twelve before?! I’ve never quilted the back of a pillow before, but it will definitely become my go-to now.
The Fat Quarter Shop has opened up voting for this round of myself vs. Elise on their blog HERE. Who will come out victorious? Only time will tell!