They sent 2 swatches of fabric and we were to create a block that focused on colour. The fabric sent was Too Muchery by Helen Dardik shown below.
I created 2 cushions/pillows and the tutorial for the Dresden one is in Issue 7 of Fat Quarterly - Designer Challenge.
***** Giveaway now closed **********************
To celebrate my excitement I'm going to do a little giveaway. Now I've never done a giveaway, and have no idea how to work the Random Generator thingy, but I'll figure it out, or draw it out of a hat!
If you'd like to be the new owner of one of the above cushions, please leave a comment on this post, making sure I can contact you. You don't have to be a blog follower to enter, but if you'd like to follow me, please do! :) I'm happy to send it Internationally if you're not in the UK.
You can buy the latest Issue of Fat Quarterly, and all previous issues Here
I'll draw a winner next week
Ooooh Fi, No.1 never wins :(ReplyDelete
Lynne has the knowledge:
I love your pillow Fiona. It's gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love them! Am I allowed to enter, being part of FQ and all that? Hmm...seems a bit dodgy. Anyhoo - I love those pillows, they're fab!ReplyDelete
oh! oh! Pick me! Pick me! You can never have too many pillows, right? :PReplyDelete
Yes, please! I love these pillows, Fiona - they're just gorgeous! I've always liked Too Muchery and I like it even better seeing how you used it. Thanks for the chance!ReplyDelete
*nudges Kelly out of the wayReplyDelete
** waves hand like crazy
No pick me pick ME :) That blue butterfly one must be made just for me, surely Fi? ;)
They are both beautiful though, who could choose?!
And here is the random org generator link:
You just need to count your comments, enter in the highest number, push generate and bam there's your winner. Too easy.
I usually take a screen shot of the winner using my PrtSc button, but that's optional, you could just write it out...
Abso,utly stunning Fiona. Think the best work you have done to date. Completely in love.ReplyDelete
Oh, and well done!
Fiona they are stunning! I ♥ the dresden one so so much, and the other one almost as much. They are both beautiful, and so perfect. Well done girly!!ReplyDelete
Oh what super fabrics - especially love the way they've been used in the second cushion (I like it best), but that's just me ;0)ReplyDelete
Beautiful pillows Fiona! Congrats on your entry in FQ7 that is super exciting.I absolutely love the first pillow ... dresden plates have always grabbed me! :-DReplyDelete
Oh Fi these are stunning! Brill use of those gorgeous fabrics! I would be thrilled to receive anything that you made! They are always so gorgeous! JxoReplyDelete
Love these pillows! What fabric did you use?ReplyDelete
Wow! Congratulations! That's so exciting, Fiona! I'm really happy for you.ReplyDelete
Please do enter me into your giveaway - I'd be super happy to have one of these beauties in my home :)
Oh wow these are both beautiful. If I win it may save me having to come round your house to steal them. :-)ReplyDelete
Love these! StunningReplyDelete
I love both pillows, so much color, and I am a sucker for a dresden plate!ReplyDelete
Ignore Kat, she lives all the way on the other side of the world and you don't want to be posting there. I, on the other hand, am just a few hundred miles south. I could drive up and get it and save you postage! You have done a brilliant job and I am so impressed with you being in the Fat Quarterly. Yet another person I knew back before the days of fame.ReplyDelete
Oh wow what beautiful cushions! One of these would be perfect to sit on my chair when we move to the new house :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cushions..... They would look lovely in my house!!!!ReplyDelete
Wow they are gorgeous pillows! :)ReplyDelete
Lovely pillow Fiona! Your work is always so great & I love following you on flickr!ReplyDelete
Oh congratulations! I'd love one of those cushions, they're lovely!ReplyDelete
They are both gorgeous Fiona, and if I don't win I'll just have to use the rest of my fabric to make make my own ;)ReplyDelete
Awww these are just stunning.... I have my fingers crossed for this giveaway, as these would cheer up my lounge no end xxxReplyDelete
Great pillows, Fiona! You can't go wrong with a Dresden, can you?ReplyDelete
Oh I love them both, and you're totally selling me on that fabric!ReplyDelete
Oh Fiona they are just marvelous, congrats on being featured in FQtly :) I'd love to give one of them a loving home :)ReplyDelete
Yay! Congratulations! I love them both so would love to win one :)ReplyDelete
Congratulations! Both of your pillows are gorgeous! :)ReplyDelete
Congratulations on being in FQly - both cushions are stunning! I'd love to give a good home to one of them - thank you for such a fabulous giveaway!ReplyDelete
Great cushions! I especially love Dresden Plates!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to you! Very exciting! Love your cushions, can't even decide which one I prefer! They are gorgeous. Too Muchery looks like a very fun line of fabric, and I love the name. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Well, I'd say you totally rocked that challenge!!! I love the pillows. Well done and congratulations!ReplyDelete
Bloody hell, Fi, they are awesome!! Seriously, they are different and funky and FULL of colour. So I say design brief fulfilled 100%. Way to go, my girl!!ReplyDelete
Wow - congratulations on being featured in FQ and the fabric you were sent is so beautiful! I love both cushions but the second is my favourite and I would very happily give it a new and happy home and promise to treasure it forever!ReplyDelete
That is so generous of you. I would love to have one of those beauties.ReplyDelete
They look great and the compliment each other very well :) I would really love one for my new dorm roomReplyDelete
Wow Fiona congratulations on your feature in Fat Quarterly I am really impressed, both cushions are beautiful. You are so talented. RxReplyDelete
Beautiful pillows! Just found your blog and your work is wonderful. Thanks for a great giveaway!ReplyDelete
They are gorgeous! I always thought of that design to be a bit too old fashion... and I know there are lots of old designs that are being "revamp" by only using new fabric designs, but I thought the dresden had no hope in the contemporary world... how wrong I was! and yours are a prime example!ReplyDelete