hi, I’m Rachael Gander, and you can find my blog and original patterns at imagine gnats. I’m excited to be sharing the patchwork pillow I made with Irome, the fabulous new line of quilting cottons from Kokka.
there are so many great prints and colors in this line that I honestly wasn’t sure where to start, but when I saw Ellen Luckett Baker’s version of this project from Quilting Happiness, I felt inspired to pick a few of my favorite prints and give it a go.
possibly because I’m still in recovery from the winter that felt like it would never end… I found myself drawn to the deep navy, bright greens, and vibrant shades of the summer colorway. paired with one of the low volume prints of the winter colorway, they really pop in this design.
I quilted the pillow with a lime green 40wt thread from aurifil, echoing the herringbone pattern of the patchwork. at 18″ square, this pillow is larger than the pattern in the book. I mean, who can stop at 12″ when these prints are so darned lovely?
I finished the back of the pillow with a zipper, and I’m thinking I might make up similar pillows with the fall and spring colorways too. then I can switch them out depending on which season I’m missing! and all of the prints in this line are so lovely that I’ll end with something pretty to look at no matter which one I choose.