I didn’t expect it when I made the pillow, I was thinking it would look similar to my Flying Free quilt.
But, of course, when you take something flat and make it three dimensional, it changes. Sometimes for the worse, this time for the better.
For the most part, I have come to understand how and where to place the fabric that is most important to the pillow, on it. Anything on the edges gets lost when looking at the pillow head-on and it’s better to put a center image higher up than lower down on the pillow.
But I never made a pillow with a delineating line and solid edges or placed the center in a diamond shape. And what a lovely effect it is.
With the movement and depth of the pattern in the center of the pillow and the solid colors on the outside, it’s like peering into another world from the outside. The black line becomes soft and rounded. It’s like looking under a microscope, through a telescope.