Blue And White Vintage Modern Star Quilted Pillow

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Here is another version of the Vintage Modern Quilted Pillow from my last post. Again I chose a very simple palette for the fabric colors. I feel like this blue is practically a neutral. When I picture where it would live in my own home, it really would work in any room.

IMG_2988I chose a monochromatic scheme with a darker, indigo blue for the paint. I painted a very simple pattern of lines and geometric triangles.

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I hand quilted it all in a blue as well. That is always my favorite step.

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The pillow back has simple painted stripes across the back and is finished with an invisible zipper. This pillow is now available in my etsy shop!

Modern Gray Gold Star Quilted Pillow

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This is the second quilt//pattern design I have made. The quilt design is a traditional beautiful “vintage star” block pattern in gray and cream fabric. I then hand painted a simple yet modern design with with a gold fabric paint over that. In this pillow I also wanted to juxtapose the technicality of the sewn pattern with the painterly and impressionistic painted lines. I hand quilted a simple pattern in cream thread that echoes the painted design. The back is gray and cream with two gold painterly stripes. 

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This is available in my shop and I am working on a downloadable pattern as well.

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Gold Hand-Painted Triangle Chain Quilted Pillow

I have wanted to design quilt patterns for so long and I decided pillows are the most efficient and fastest way to try as many as possible. This black and gold triangle pillow was inspired by the traditional Irish chain block. I love that pattern so much. This is different for sure, but I love where I ended up with it.

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I have been wanting to paint on fabric for a long time. There are so many different directions to take with it. For this first time I decided to actually piece the black and white fabric and then paint the triangles directly on the quilt top, as if they are part of the pattern. I then hand quilted the top. I intentionally chose to paint the triangles rough and “perfectly imperfect” so it is obvious they are hand painted. I wanted the paint to look as textural as possible. I love combing the technicality and preciseness of the quilting with the artistic painterly expression with the brush.
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In the back I added a strip of black with some strips of painted gold. An invisible zipper is allows easy cleaning.
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It was such a thrill to see a design through to the finished product! I’m so hooked.

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