|the photo in the book|
I started this pillow months ago, but then put it aside while I worked on other things. I've decided that August is the month for finishing WIPs, so I pulled it out on Friday and finished it on Sunday. The centres of each block are quite fiddly, so I used my foundation paper piecing templates from Jen's My Small World quilt. I just printed off some more copies and used those to get the centres straight and accurate.
|the back - Anna Maria Horner|
Jen Kingwell has a particular style, and some of you will know immediately that this is her style. She likes to use lots of little pieces of fabric, and loves the scrappy effect from using a wide range of fabrics. Then Jen likes to finish her quilts by hand quilting with thick thread in contrasting colours. I tried out some new 12 wt Valdani threads and enjoyed using them.
I was fortunate enough to visit Jen Kingwell's store Amitie Textiles in Melbourne last year. I loved looking at all the quilts on display. There were so many fabrics it was a bit overwhelming, so I just spent my time looking at the finished items and studying how they were made.
Now I want to finish another pillow from the book - Wheel of Fortune. I might just make it into a mini quilt because the Small Wonders pillow is already 22" across, and the Wheel of Fortune one is even bigger. I don't actually need huge pillows in my house, but they are lovely.