Usually about once a year in the Seattle MQG, we do a swap with a specific person in mind. All of the other swaps are blind but I prefer making for someone in particular and receiving something made just for me. We had this swap at our October meeting last week.
I thought about it a little and decided to miniaturize Emily / Carolina Patchwork's very cool Percolate pattern in a Fall palette. It was pretty cool seeing all the blocks come together with her method. I tried a few different layouts and ended up mixing up all the HST colors instead of leaving them in chunks in the original pattern.
I was pretty happy with the layout but ended up making this MUCH bigger than I intended - it was 26x26"! So into a euro sham it became with a fancy little quilted flange all around. I had fun free motion quilting the top and used some secretly scored not-yet-released Karen Lewis fabric for the back. I mean, it was really the perfect color for this. I told Louise she can cut the whole thing into something smaller if the pillow cover is too big for her but I think she likes it.