As planned, this past weekend I turned that gorgeous fat quarter bundle of Cloud9 Fabric's Bark & Branch collection into a happy stack of quilted pillows!
For the three patchwork pillows I simply made a pile of half square triangles, geese units, narrow strips in varying widths, and began imrov piecing one pillow top at a time!
There are so many wonderful, low volume prints in this collection! I did put some effort into separating the color values as I sewed each pillow together, but I do think my piecing really does shine best up close. I especially love the diamond and zigzag pattern that emerged with the placement of my flying geese! I definitely plan to work this pattern into another project very soon!
As I worked my way through the bundle, this Forest Floor leaf print became my most favorite, so I made sure to keep just enough to quilt up for my 12" x 16" pillow form!
I pressed each pillow top to a piece of HeatnBond Fleece, used a 50wt Aurifil for all of my quilting, and finished with an Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in black as my pillow backing! The combination of these really makes a beautiful and sturdy pillow!
Along with my bundle of Bark & Branch, Cloud9 Fabrics also sent me a bundle of Koi Canvas to Giveaway today!! Click right HERE to get a better look, the colors are gorgeous!!
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Thank you so much stopping by today!!! ♥ Maureen
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