Friday, February 17, 2012

Pillow Swap # 7

There is a group on Flickr that I stumbled upon back in October 2010 and it was a quilted pillow swap, the call itThe Pillow Talk Swap.  I have been so lucky to participate in this swap four times now

Here is the first one
the second one
the third one

and now the fourth one, completed today and has to be mailed by March 12th.

I did some sketching and looked at my partner's mosiac.  My thoughts and sketch incorporated a Dresden Plate block and I went in search of a good block tutorial for this pattern, I found Oh, Fransson's tutorial on Sew Mama Sew.  Let me tell you, that is the best tutorial, my block came out perfectly and was so easy to construct.

Here is the front of the pillow

Close-up of quilting, decorative stitching and rick-rack

I try to do something on the back, so the pillow can be turned aournd, this time just some straight patchwork and buttons to hold it closed.
I hope my partner likes it.


  1. Lovely pillow! I so often use that buttons-in-the-back treatment. Finding a few buttons around the house is never a problem. Finding a zipper or such usually means a hold-up in the sewing process.

  2. Gorgeous cushion! I love the colours (fabrics) and the design. Nice idea too about doing something on the back. The back looks as lovely as the front.

  3. Beautiful pillow and the recipent is going to love it.

  4. Your partner will love that pillow. I like that you put interesting details on the back. Also, the HP short sleeve cardi pattern has a lot of possibilities. Don't give up on it.

  5. Super cute pillow. So cheerful and modern.

  6. That is a cute pillow. Love the colors and like how you did the back of it.

  7. Such pretty colors - it turned out great!