Before I started drafting this post, I reread my 2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge entry and after a quick skim, realized I seem to have a theme for these - start with plan A, switch gears underway, submit a pillow ; )
This year I'm in the midst of drafting a new pattern using Greenery, and way back in March when Sarah and Rebecca announced the challenge, I had hoped to have an entire quilt completed in time. The quilt is well underway, but instead I'm entering into the Mini category a test block that I made early on and turned into a cushion cover. I've tweaked the quilt design a tad since, but this orphan block was perfect for pillow making since I'm trying to add blues and greens in our living room. I finished it with straight line quilting befitting of a project that will end up heavily laundered post pb&j fingers, and regularly used in family pillow fights. The back has a simple envelope closure in a great green and blue geometric.
P.S. Want to see all the 2017 Pantone Quilt Challenge entries and vote for your favorite? Click here! Voting closes 6/2/17.
Pillow Stats: Finished size 20" x 20"
Pattern: Topiary test block by Sarah Nunes
Fabric: (front) Kona White, Technicolor Braid in Leaf & Crosshatch in Leaf by Emily Herrick, Tile Pile in Kryptonite by Michael Miller, (back) Simply Style Hexagon in Green by V and Co for Moda.
Batting: Warm & Natural Cotton
Thread: Piecing & Quilting, Aurifil 2024 (50 wt)