One of the books I own I bought years and years ago during my first visit to Maui. Having taken the trip to Hana where there was a small store that carried some Hawaiian quilt patterns, I found the concept of building the image of a quilt on the profile of a plant, animal or other native object really fascinating. The book provided wonderful images, one of which I interpreted in a trapunto pattern above.
Worked on my computerized embroidery machine on a lovely putty colored wool sateen, the pillow has outlines of triple stitch that attach the fabric to a muslin backing which is used to create the pocket for cotton thread that fills the shape to give it sculptural form. The pillow was purchased by a designer who also asked that I make another panel in white linen for the back of her own office chair.
You might also notice the seat cushion on the chair is outlined Fortuny - an ever beautiful and classic covering for my classic French carved oak chair.