Modern Sorbet Pillow Finish

Back in May, as part of the May is for Makers campaign, I purchased a Craftsy pillow pattern – Modern Sorbet by Seraphym Handmade. Drunkards Path blocks have always been on my “to try” list and I thought a small pillow project might be the gentler way to try curved piecing for the first time.

I chose to use several fabrics from the beautiful Moda Valley collection by Sherri & Chelsi. modern-sorbet6

I was amazed at how easy it was to sew these blocks together and can honestly see myself making an entire quilt using these blocks in the near future. Such fun!

I used a combination of natural homespun and Valley “Wheat Field” for the background fabric.

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I decided to quilt it spirally with my walking foot – a technique that I’ve only tried once before on my Quarter Log Cabin Mini Quilt.

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I really enjoyed quilting this particular project and am ecstatic with the finished result and texture. Quilting has been a bit of a struggle for me lately so it was nice to have a win 🙂

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The original pattern uses a zip enclosure which I was intending to make. But somehow I managed to lose my purchased zip after my last shopping expedition. (It actually wasn’t even listed on my shopping receipt so I suspect it fell out of my basket as I was walking around the store…)

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To save me a trip back to town, I made an envelope enclosure for the pillow back instead, using the leftover natural homespun. I also eventually chose to omit the binding. The finished pillow measures 21 inches square.

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This pillow is my fourth finish (#8) for Quarter 3 of the 2016 Finish Along and although I had intended to use this pillow for a gift, I’m not sure now if I will be able to let it go 🙂

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Linking up to MCM @ Cooking Up Quilts, Let’s Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts and NTT @ My Quilt Infatuation

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17 thoughts on “Modern Sorbet Pillow Finish

  1. What a gorgeous pillow – and I LOVE the quilting on it! I too tried the Drunkard’s Path for the first time this year. It is a lot more fun than I thought it would be. Great finish!

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  2. It’s a wonderful pillow Deb. You did an excellent job on the spiral quilting , the rings look so even. It’s a great pattern and I always love your fabric choices.

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  3. Gorgeous Deb and a great finish for the FAL. The spiral quilting has got me thinking about I mini I have to make and how I might go back to my domestic to do a spiral like this because it’s really difficult on the longarm!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. A beautiful pillow – the colors are so fresh and fun, and the spiral quilting crowns it all perfectly! I’m glad you like drunkard’s path blocks – I adore curved seems in quilts))

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  5. You sure nailed that spiral quilting! Excellent job. Did you mark the first circle and then used a point on your walking foot to make the rest of the rings? I wouldn’t be able to give this beauty up either!

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  6. it’s fab, the quilting is just perfect! I’ve never tried a drunkard paths project, I once tried to sew a small DP block and completely failed and it’s put me off.

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  7. The pillow is a lovely design and I really like your fabric choices. Your spiral quilting is so good, the centre is perfect and the circles are so evenly spaced. I have done spiral quilting with my walking foot three or four times now but I have never managed to make such a neat start or get my circles as even. Well done.

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  8. Beautiful pillow, Deb! The Drunkard’s Path block isn’t an easy one, but you made them perfectly! I made a table runner with that block and after about 4 of them, I got the hang of it. Making a full quilt would be quite the undertaking, at least for me! Love your colors and especially, the spiral quilting!

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