Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Scottish Ceilidh Pillow


How fun, a pattern from my own book, Easy Does It Quilts, for the Scottish Ceilidh. A festival of song and merriment to benefit Historic Flat Rock, Inc. I dug into my Scottish tartans from Glasgow, made a Grid Grip pattern and the rest is history.



Patching together tartan samples into 4 twenty inch squares enabled me to place hand dyed wool thistles on each block. With silk/wool embroidery thread a simple blanket stitch highlights each applique thistle.



The end result: a nice size thistle pillow. Hope it does well in the auction for Flat Rock on July 23rd, 2011


The back. Used just a zipper to hold it together. 

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1 comment:

Kathryn D. Duke said...

You are always so creative...I really love the thistle pillow...