I decided to limit my-self to a pillow for this challenge. I have too much projects going on without enough time to sew. It will be for my son's bedroom which we plan to redecorate this year. My husband will be making a twin bed to replace his current toddler's bed. I want to make him a quilt, but for now I'll focus on a pillow. The room will be in grey with hints of orange and teal. So, I only kept a few prints from the bundle I got from Riley Blake and I added some solids Kona cottons.
The prints from the Basics collection are really geometric. I wanted to play with this for the design. I also wanted something more boyish. I wanted something that would look like a wheel or a gear. I thought the best way to achieve this would be to make a dresden plate. Starting from there, I looked around for ideas. You can find some amazing quilts that inspired me here, here and here. I made a few sketches.
And here is my final design:
Last Saturday, I went to the sew-in with some templates to paper-piece the 12 wedges forming the dresden plate. Here is what I have done so far. It looks like my plan will be working. Yeah!
Now, I need to piece together the wedges and put an orange circle in the center. I'll try to work on that during the Holiday vacations.