After making my first Diamonds, kites and stars cushion someone suggested that I should enter it in to the Pantone Quilt Challenge. Unfortunately as I’d started making it last year it wasn’t a candidate for submission, so I resolved to make another one to enter. Rather than bore myself senseless by making an exact replica I went for a different colour scheme. The Radiant Orchid was a prerequisite (being the Pantone colour of the year) and I decided to throw blue and green into the mix this time.
I crazy straight line quilted with a ‘radiant orchid’ Rowan thread. Slightly tricky to capture the colour in the photo but I’m sure you can imagine it 😉
I’m pretty chuffed with how it turned it out! I couldn’t resist taking this shot on our bed with the original cushion. It would appear I have a thing purple…who knew? 😉
This time around I tweaked a few things in the construction process and was delighted how well it went together. I’ve taken loads of process photographs and I’m now contemplating writing a pattern for it. I’m taking a straw poll here: Would anyone out there be interested in the pattern and/or a scrap kit to make your own? I promise not to be offended 🙂
I’ve got a ton of sewing to get done this month so I’ll hope to be back with updates on progress soon. Catch you soon x
Edited to add: This cushion finished up around 18″ square 🙂 Free pattern now available here.