Thursday, October 8, 2015

Equinox Star!

I saw this picture on IG...


and followed the trail to the Moda Love Quilt,

(more details here!)

The original quilt was just one big block made with a 

layer cake.


But I wanted to make an 18" block for the 

X-Factor Pillow Swap on Flick'r.

My fabric selections...
A bit of Tula, a bit of Denyse Schmidt, some Lecien 

and Jenni Baker thrown in for good measure.




So I did some of my own calculations, cutting the 

squares at 2.5", making HSTs of 2.5" and 

adding a 1" border.


I call it "Equinox Star" as I finished it around the time 

of the Equinox.


I quilted it in a simple cross hatch.

I added a navy and white striped piping, which is 

attached just like the binding on a quilt.





It is now on its way to its new owner!

The most fun is waiting to see which one I will 

receive...

Happy days!

SUZ

16 comments:

  1. The navy and white stripe really stands out on the piping.

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  2. Awesome pillow! I love the striped binding/piping, too.

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  3. It's beautiful! Like everyone else, I love that striped binding. It's a great addition to the pillow.

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  4. Lovely fabrics. Wonder what one you will receive. Are you doing the Holiday round - I am going to try and fit it in.

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  5. So beautiful - love red and aqua together and the stripey binding too!

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  6. I love this! It's a great design for a scrappy pillow or quilt. I will have to look at the quilt. It's just fabulous! And your color choices terrific!

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  7. As others have mentioned, great pillow and wonderful binding. Can you tell me more about how you did the piping/binding? I'm curious when you say that you attached the piping like traditional binding. I'd like to understand how that is done. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Love this, especially the stripey binding! But even more so I love your new blog header - really catching :)

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  9. I love your fabric combinations! You really have such a good eye for this, and we are all the happy readers who get to learn from you. Your Equinox Star turned out so beautifully, and I love the quilting and the binding. Perfect!

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  10. What a great design for a cushion. Your selection of fabrics is beautiful, pretty but modern. I look forward to seeing which pillow get get in the swap.

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  11. This is beautiful! I never get tired of this color combination. Of white and red polka dots!

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  12. I love the striped piping/binding. I usually add piping to cushions as I think it looks more finished than a plain edge somehow. How does the binding method compare to old-fashioned piping? Any easier?
    The stripes of the piping and the red spots work perfectly with the other fabrics to really make this look fresh. Nice work.

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  13. Don't you just love IG for inspiration?! This pillow turned out great. Hope you got a great one in return. Swaps scare me.

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  14. Pretty pillow. Love the stripes for the binding. My favorite go-to fabric for binding is stripes.

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  15. This is gorgeous - great finish :)

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