Saturday, January 15, 2011
Sail Away Pillow Cover
I just finished up a pillow cover for the shop today. Since it was nautical in theme, we packed the kids up and headed to the boardwalk in single digit temperatures for a little adventure and photoshoot.
I used my linocut design of a little boy's sailor suit for the centerpiece. This design reminds me of my son's second Easter when he wore a navy sailor suit and hat. It always makes me smile remembering how adorable he looked! He has one of these prints framed and hanging above his bed, as well.
I freemotion quilted the words "Sail Away" and a couple of waves along the side of the pieced center. I used a glass bead to dot the "i."
The upper left corner, opposite the "Sail Away" is heavily quilted with straight lines, 1/4" apart. A row of white waves are raw edge appliqued along the bottom.
The materials used in this pillow include Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow, Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt, and Kona solids.