Lots of lovely jewel toned 1" hexis were stitched together and bordered with a white solid. I love how this framed them and really let the colours glow. I drew overlapping circles over the whole pillow top. The hexis have been quilted in a variegated reddish/orange Sue Spargo thread and the white in a matching perle 8.
I had intended to use an Amy Butler fabric for the binding, however while trawling the aisles of Spotlight one day, I came across this orange pom-pom trim and thought it would be perfect to highlight the quilting and add a little whimsical fun and POP (she has an aqua blue chair in her sewing room, that I envisage this pillow living on.) to her pillow.
This was rather challenging to attach, I hand basted it on first, and curved the corners of the pillow, so the pom-poms didn't all bunch up. My walking foot still didn't like sewing this much, after one broken needle, I swapped over to a denim needle. The back is a basic envelope enclosure in an Amy Butler fabric too.
I love how this has turned out, and think it plays very nicely with my AMH pillow, so there may be another one in my future one day. I have, however, decided that only very special people will be worthy of pom-poms.