Well, Christmas has been and gone, and it is nearly 2015! I haven't done much sewing this past month. It's been more of a get-in-the-garden kind of month and catching up with friends kind of month. I managed to finish my Sew Sew Modern swap items, but I will save that for the next post.
I also finished a pillow. I bought Diane's Celestial Star pattern a while ago. I love this pattern. It gives you so many options and she includes some printouts as well for you to color and to help you decide on a layout. There are so many variations that you can do with it.
I made this for a person in our online quilting community who, unfortunately, didn't receive her swap item for whatever reason. She is always so kind and giving of her own time and stash that I really wanted to do something for her to show my appreciation for everything she does. Plus, I have nearly been the non-recipient on a couple of occasions and its horrible watching everyone get their swap packages and yours never comes. I was lucky enough to get both mine very, very late, but it does leave a sour taste.
So I know she likes Anna Maria Horner and scrappy so out came my AMH stash (and I must admit I love her new Honor Roll range). I started piecing.
I quilted it with straight lines coming out from the centre of the star so it looks like the star is radiating. I used Mimosa for the binding which matched the tealy-turquoise in Honor Roll perfectly.
For the back I used Hand Drawn Garden as it incorporated most of the colors from the front. I only had a FQ and it wasn't quite big enough so I added a border in colours to match.
I love how this has turned out and want to make one for myself now.