Wednesday, October 8, 2014

An Arrow Sketch Pillow : :

My gosh I'm so behind on sharing my project here! Each day my goal is to at the very least begin one new project for Quilt Market in addition to the etsy orders I'm still making and all the little side projects I have going. Bouncing from one project to the next means I rarely stop to take the proper photos I like to share here, but today I finally took the time. First up is my Sketch Stitching Arrows turned comfy pillow!

An Arrow Sketch Pillow

This pillow began several weeks ago inspired by my Wild & Free Fletching Chant arrows print, to give myself a head start on creating items for my booth, as well as keeping me occupied during those restless days waiting for my strike offs to arrive!

I started by thread sketching a set of arrows onto a quilted piece of Pure Element Peach Sherbet using a colorful selection of Aurifil that matched the solids that coordinate with my collection.

Arrows & P E Solids

Once my strike offs were delivered, which put simply are just small pieces of test print fabrics used to finalize color, scale, & details before final printing, I got right to work on finishing this pillow with a simple framing using my Sun Tracks and Woven Path prints. It's not likely that I'll receive any fabric yardage to work with before I leave for Quilt Market, so I'm doing my best to really stretch what I have and to make the most out of each print!

Wild & Free Strike Offs!

Arrow with Wild & Free

Fletching with Wild & Free

I really do love the way these two fabrics look together, the warm Autumn color palette combined with the sharp denim geometric print! I can't wait to have enough to make some of the quilts I've been dreaming up!

Framed with Wild & Free

Just as I did when finishing my Feather Sketch Pillow, I used lots of decorative satin stitches and finished with a binding detail using the last of the Dynasty in Saffron binding leftover from my Indie Quilt.

Inspired by Fletching Chant

Wild & Free Inspired

This finish, plus the Feather Pillow, and my Embroidered Luminous Field Pillow makes three pillows that I've photographed and shared here, and I'm hoping to have at least three more to share before Market! I can't believe I leave in less then two weeks!

Be sure to let me know if you'll be stopping by my booth. I'd love to meet you!!    Maureen


  1. I really like all of the arrows, not sure why they appeal to me so much. Maybe it's the tiny tiny bit of indian blood I have in me!

  2. I love how you've used all the decorative stitches...the ones I never know what to do with! Great design!

  3. Hi Maureen! Oh my gosh I hope you see this, I just got really excited!

    My other half is one of the Directors for the venue where Quilt Market is held. I will be there and I would LOVE to meet you. I want to tell you in person thank you so much for the low bundle fabric giveaway from Intrepid Thread, and mostly just how amazed I always am with your beautiful work. I can't wait to see your Quilt Market projects in person. You're so wonderful and gifted with everything you do and it's so inspiring (especially to someone with a boring desk job) to see that you can make creative dreams a reality.

    Hope to see you there!
    Alex :)
    @alexlily11 (Instagram)
    a.lily.hite @ gmail dot com

  4. Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! You are amazing!

  5. Another gorgeous creation! You are killing it girl! =D

  6. I love it!!! Everything fits very well together. I'm so exited for you and looking forward to more fabric designs in the future;) Can't wait to get my pre-ordered bundle :) All the best for Market!!!

  7. How exciting to be going to Quilt Market and having your own booth! Wish I could be there to see it in person, but it I'm sure you'll share lots of pictures. So happy for you! Enjoy the experience!

  8. You're fabrics look so wonderful!! I'm in love with them! Can't wait to see what you do when you get yardage!

  9. Super pretty pillow Maureen! I'll definitely be by the booth to see you and Wild & Free :D

  10. I can't wait to see your booth! Wishing you all the best from CA!

  11. Maureen ~ I just love this machine embroidery! Wish I could come to quilt market to see your work!

  12. Your Arrow Pillow is a work of art! Congratulations and thanks for sharing such beauty with us.

  13. What can I say beyond stupendously fabulous !!!

  14. You are such a talented sewer with that Janome! I am so excited to get the fabric next month...I preordered it from Julie a while back and am excited to get the postcard you created too:)

  15. Your ideas are so inspirational!!! Love your work. Thanks for sharing these. The arrows are incredible!!!

  16. Can't wait to see you at market Maureen!

  17. The detailed stitches are amazing - and I love the ethnic chic design! :D


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