Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pillow #2
My personal Pillow A Month challenge
Reds on Checks
for February



My inspiration for this pillow came from my own wall quilt,
All In A Row.


I like the effect created within the checked area and wondered how it would look with the check as the entire background surface. 

While it doesn't have the same effect, I am happy with the result.  More strips may have taken me closer to what I envisioned,  but I like what happened with this design too.

I always make things a bit larger than the size I want it to finish at, so the extra went on the back...which turned into a happy surprise.


I'm enjoying the back as much as I'm enjoying the front. 

So far I'm enjoying this pillow challenge.  Pillow #3 is already underway and is my fave so far.  I'm actually beginning to wonder if I'll end up with more than 12 or if it will all come to a dead end all of a sudden.  I can be rather unpredictable.  Well, time will tell.  Until then, pillow love!

Annie

15 comments:

Karen said...

I love this pillow! Rich colors :)

carol said...

Cute and with the PERFECT edging, I might add! Can't wait to see what's next!

beaquilter said...

cute pillow, do you have a pillow form inside it or stuffing? and are you keeping these pillows or giving them away/ selling them?

Cindy said...

Wonderful idea!

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely pillows!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I really love this one Annie. I love red, white and black together. blessings, marlene

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wow Annie, that is so striking! I love it!!

Grammasheri said...

Annie this pillow is really smashing. Loving the black and white edging.

Nic said...

This pillow is gorgeous. I love it! I don't know which side I like more, they're both great. And that red fabric on the back is stunning. This pillow is inspiring me to do some home decorating items. Maybe this summer :)

Doris said...

This is a great pillow, I'm not sure which I like better, the wall quilt or the pillow--both stunners!

Madame Samm said...

Hey YOU Annie...our theme for May is PILLOWS....YOU will be such an inspiration for us all by then, even more than you are now...love this pillows...where are the hearts...ahhhh hidden inside I bet....

Snoodles said...

LOVE these bold colors, and I can't decide which I like better - the front or the back! LOL Great job, and thanks for the inspiration!

Lesley said...

Your pillow is a work of art! Can't wait to see what the next month brings!

Barb said...

Oh...I just love your pillow...as Lesley said, it is a work of art!!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I'll be glad to see you get back to quilting. These are fantastic.