Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Disappearing Diamonds

I made these cushion covers for the latest issue of Love Patchwork and Quilting, which is out today...

This issue is all about colour so I was playing around with a 2-tone effect. A bit out of my confort zone really (why use 2 colours when you can use 20?!) and I have to say that this project was a bit of a 'diificult birth'. But in the end I do like them and think the technique used is an interesting idea.

It's appliqued EPP diamonds over a randomly (or as random as you can get when you have to explain how to do it!) pieced background.

The idea was to use a bright plus a neutral and then reverse this for the second cushion. The neutrals were from Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander and the brights were from Maisie by Maude Asbury for Blend (a line I have been using a lot this summer).

The bottom cushion is really a lovely coral colour called 'watermelon' but it looks more orange in the photos. Also I think the effect is better from a distance!

But here's a close-up anyway ;)
As usual this issue is a fantastic line-up of loveliness. I am especially in love with Julianna's rainbow cushion on the cover there - absolutely stunning!