A Little Quilt Market Sewing

Amy FriendAnna Griffin, Art Gallery Fabrics Fat Quarter Gang, Blend Fabrics, paper piecing, pillow cover, Sizzix11 Comments

I had a chance to do a little quilt market sewing for Blend Fabrics and Anna Griffin this fall. These three pillows will be in their booths at market this month! 
All the pillow designs were chosen by the art director at Blend, looking through images of my work.  It’s sort of fun to see how different the same design can look depending on fabric choices.  The pillow above is my Summer Fans design, originally designed for Sizzix with my tutorial here, this time made with Chinoiserie for Anna Griffin, shipping December 2012.  I like the turquoise, orange and lime green colors in this fabric line and think it worked up nicely with this pattern.

This pillow uses my Summerlove Blooms paper pieced pattern but is enlarged to 18″ rather than 16″.  I originally designed this pattern for the Art Gallery Fat Quarter Gang and you can find the tutorial here.  Rather than having a beachy feel, this version belongs on a tropical island.  The fabric here is Palmer by Anna Griffin, now shipping.  I think that the stripes give a great look to the center of the flower.

And finally, this pillow is based on the design of a Zig Zag pillow that I made a couple of years ago. You can see the original design here.  In my original pillow, I chose to alternate between white rows and patterned rows.  The goal of this pillow was to show of the collection as much as possible but it got too busy using a different pattern in each row.  My solution was to use the green tonal print and the grey tonal prints as solids and to break up the busier patterns.  This is a fun collection.

It’s always an honor to get to sew something for quilt market!