In the fall, I made a custom pillow for a customer who gave it as a gift this Christmas. The recipient liked it so much and it matched the dust ruffle on her bed so nicely, that she asked me to make a coordinating pillow for her husband’s birthday gift.
I have two handcarved linoleum blocks with the Celtic Eternity Knot/Ulbster Cross design. For the first pillow, I used the larger linoleum block. I used the smaller design for this pillow in the center of each of four Four Point quilt blocks. The finished blocks measured 8″ so a grouping of 4 worked perfectly for a 16″ pillow.
As with the first pillow, I used tan thread to quilt on the linen (freemotion quilting around each knot and otherwise straightline.) The quilting on the remainder of the pillow was done with a green variegated thread.
The beautiful afghan seen in these photos is not my work. I only wish I could knit like that! It was a wedding gift from my college roommate. Isn’t it beautiful?
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