When I first saw that we were making the Refractatorium blocks designed by Jane at Want it, Need it, Quilt it for the AusModBee, I had a minor panic attack. They are an amazing block but looked so complicated to make - I never thought that I could manage to do a decent job for Jane so I took a deep breath and with Lorenas help, made a trial block to see how it all came together.
I used similar black and white fabrics to what Jane had sent us for her blocks as her colour placement was so effective, and grabbed a few scraps of the emerald fabrics that were still laying on the table from when I had been working on my "Land of Oz" quilt (more on that one soon ...)
And rather than see this cool block go to waste, I decided to add a border in an emerald solid so that I could make it into a 16 " pillow.
I just did a bit of stitch-in-the-ditch quilting around a few of the designs on the pillow and used some black and white spot fabric for binding.
Size: 16 inch square
Fabrics: Kaffe Fassett Shot cotton in Oxford Pool, Art Gallery: Geisha in Bliss from Indie and Oval Elements in Emerald Coast, Madrona Road Memoir in Charcoal, Perch Text from Timeless Treasures, Heath in Metal by Alexander Henry, Black & white script and newspaper prints (from Spotlight), and black and white dot (unknown).
I am entering this pillow into the Pantone 2013 Emerald challenge "mini's" section.