I spent a couple of days with no ideas, then started thinking of fruit. A lemon tree appealed, then a pineapple came to mind. A young friend loves pineapples, in fact that was the theme of her 13th birthday.
The quilted item which would work in her life would be a pillow for her bedroom, so my plan was made.
I made a yellow patchwork block for the pineapple and a green one for the leaves.
The shapes were cut out on the angle to represent the outside relief of a pineapple skin. They were buttonhole stitched on to the background. The background colour was chosen to match the fabric I had chosen for the cushion back- pineapples on a navy backgound.
The pineapple was quilted in gold with echoes each side of the seams and the leaves with just a central vein.
The background was stippled in matching thread. The stipple was very small close to the pineapple to further accenuate the fruit, and the stipple becoming larger to the edges
It was now time to quilt the back and fit an enclosed zip.
The yellow 3 inch wide binding completes the project. It fits a 16 inch pillowform.
Here is Sophie with her new cushion.
Made rural Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Linking to Persimmon Dreams parade of Yellow projects.