Friday, August 3, 2012

My Summersville Pillow


Hey, look! I made a pillow out of Summersville. And now it's in Fat Quarterly. It's a little ray of awesomeness, to wrap up a week that was a bit short on that commodity. : )


I participated in the Designer Challenge for Issue 10 of Fat Quarterly. I don't think you can go wrong with Summersville, but for this I wanted to do something different than my usual solid white backgrounds (which I know I tend to fall back on a little too easily!). Enter the Essex Linen Yarn Dyes, which I'm just a tiny bit obsessed with right now. Sooooo much texture in these! I did the whole pillow in a double-monkey-wrench block, which is basically a more-condensed churn dash, and set the blocks on point.

 Head to the Fat Quarterly website to pick up Issue 10 of Fat Quarterly—this time they're celebrating all things British. Plus you can check out the details on my pillow and see what everybody else in the Designer Challenge did with their Summersville.

Looking for this fabric? Pink Castle has one color of yarn-dyed linen in stock, plus the entire Summersville line on sale!

29 comments:

Janice said...

Wow, congrats! What a beautiful pillow! That Essex Linen really makes it special.

Katie B. said...

Such a cool design, lee!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous! Love those colors and design!

Heidi Staples said...

I like this, Lee! It's so different from most of the Summersville projects I've seen with the linen background. Well done!

Dina said...

This pillow definitely has a WOW factor! nice!

Charlotte said...

gorgeous!!!

Kathy said...

An awesome design - I love it!

Trudi said...

Fabulous pillow :)

Mareenchen said...

Gorgeous pillow! Really love the design.

Amy Friend said...

How funny, I have had a stack of Summersville sitting with a yard of Essex yarn dyed linen now for a couple of months but haven't gotten to it yet. Needless to say, I like the combo!

Xandi said...

Very cool! I love how the blocks look kind of plaid-y together

Patti said...

Gorgeous!

Angela Nash said...

Love that block on point!!

Angie said...

This pillow is fabulous---one of my most FAVorite blocks and the colors are wonderful!

kitty said...

Congratulations Lee and well deserved! This is a great pillow!! The interlacing of the grey makes it very interesting. Perfect quilting choice too!

DKB said...

Great choice on the background fabric. A nice surprising choice

Tiffany said...

Beautiful fabrics, abundant texture - awesome pillow!

Katy Cameron said...

It looks fab with the yarn dyed linen, congrats on the publication :o)

Cherie said...

Awesome looking pillow! It's good to get out of your comfort zone sometimes =D

Anne said...

Congrats on the pillow publication. Great design. Love the woven look it takes on.

made by ChrissieD said...

fab colourway :)

diane said...

It looks so pretty. Congrats on making it to the big leagues.

Needle little Balance said...

What a fab idea to set the bloccks on point, makes the traditional pattern look totally new.

Shontelle said...

Gorgeous! I love the background fabric. I'm the same - always go for white. But this week I stepped up and used, (wait for it)......beige linen! GASP! I really need to get a bit more adventurous, but baby steps. Who knows where this foray into the exciting world of beige linen will take me?

Congratulations on being published. x

Lindsay Conner said...

Love that texture--great pillow!! And just like that, the Essex is sold out...no doubt due to your recommendation!

Linz said...

I love this pillow!!! Way to go!

DazedandCreative said...

Gorgeous! Nicely done and congratulations!

Shocking Hocking said...

love how the secondary 'woven' look has occurred - fabulous - i love this block

Marcia R said...

I absolutely LOVE this! I have some Summersville sitting around waiting for a project. I may just have to make a pillow!

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