It was Reindeer wednesday at my studio this week!
The pattern is called "Fair Isle Christmas Quilt" by Lee of Freshly Pieced -- a gorgeous, Nordic-inspired quilt pattern. Love it!
For now, though, these Reindeer are destined to become pillows. I've been experimenting with quilting them, and finished one up this morning. I've been using this 60 degree diagonal straight line quilting a lot lately -- what do you think?
I used 2 different colors of Kona red, alternating, to enhance the "pixelated" quality of the pattern. I cheated a little though -- on some of the longer stretches of red, I didn't use 1.5 inch strips, I did a little quilty math and used wider strips so that I'd have fewer seams to match. It definitely sped up the process!
The print is a Pottery Barn sheet -- a few years ago I cut one up to make curtains, and had a little leftover. So now the pillow looks at home in our reading loft, and the back matches the curtains. Hurray!
No Coast Holiday Craft-o-Rama on Dec 5th & 6th.
Linking up with:
The Fair Isle Quilt Along
& Finished on Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
they look gorgeous - great idea to make cushions!ReplyDelete
Love those reindeer!ReplyDelete
Visiting from Crazy mum quilts. That is super cool. Love doing that instead of the whole quiltReplyDelete
They are so cuteReplyDelete
Beautiful! Great idea on the quilting, too!ReplyDelete
Love them! Makes me want to make one now too!ReplyDelete
Yay! So cute, I love it as a pillow!! : ) : )ReplyDelete