Does anyone else have project images in their heads begging to be made? I am plagued with many. Sometimes the translation into tactile pieces hits the mark and sometimes . . . not so much. These pillows to be honest are better in person then in my brain – a heartfelt success. Not too long ago I ordered some hand dyed fabric from Malka Dubrawsky of Stichindye and wanted to use them for pillows. If you’ve never checked out Malka’s patterns and work, you need to – so inspiring.
I also have been pouring through Carolyn Friedlander’s new book, Savor Each Stitch as well as her other patterns.
I was hoping to translate her Circle Lattice pattern into a pillow but couldn’t make it work dimension-wise so I made up my own pattern. Using Marcus Fabric Organic Cotton Canvas combined with Malka’s hand dyed lovelies and following Carolyn’s techniques, I needle turn appliquéd the designs on.
On Instagram I’ve been inspired and loving the work of Chawne of CauchyComplete.
I have especially been drawn to her hand quilting, Using some thicker Aurifil thread, in a much more simple fashion then Chawne, I hand quilted to finish the fronts.
These pillows begged to be called Mentor Pillows because they are inspired by artists (in my mind mentors) whose work I admire: Malka, Carolyn and Chawne.
The next idea waiting to come to life in fabric is a quilt design based on a wooden table I have been lusting over. This project shoud be fun!
Happy weekend everyone.