Tuesday, March 13, 2012

pillow talk swap.


pillow talk swap. sneak peek.

confession: i've never really made a patchwork+quilted pillow before. yes, i've made a basic lap-back pillow in 4-H many years ago (10+ maybe?), but that's where it ended. so why on earth i joined the Pillow Talk Swap, you ask? to be honest i'm not entirely sure, but the point is i joined and somewhere fell in LOVE with making pillows. 

my secret swappy partner asked for a combination of yellows, blues, grays, with a hint of green. i'm really happy with the way this pillow ended up--in fact, i almost didn't want to send it away! finishing up at 20" x 20", this isn't your whimpy, little throw pillow--which i totally dig! and the best part, all the fabrics came from my scraps+stash. i hope my partner loves this pillow as much as i do! 

pillow talk swap. sent.

so first patchwork+quilted pillow ever = the beginning of a wonderful love affair. :) i am hooked on pillows! 

xo, megan. 
<<linking up to Fabric Tuesday>>

28 comments:

  1. I almost signed up for that swap but I was so intimidated by the talent of that group! Your pillow looks amazing, I'm sure your partner will be thrilled!

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  2. It looks fab, and love the fabric choices :o)

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  3. Aren't pillows just the most fabulous thing EVER? Why, yes, yes they are! :) So glad you joined us for this round. That's one pretty pillow. It's my "colors"... hmmmmm... maybe it's coming to MY house?!??! :)

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  4. Sooo gorgeous!! love the colours!
    I've yet to make a cushion but I have 4 already laid out waiting for me to put them together!! Must get on that!
    I can totally see how you'd get hooked, now go make one for yourself ;)

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  5. this pillow is simply gorgeous. I am sure that your partner will love it. :) I really enjoyed participating in this round of swap. It encouraged me to think outside the box and make something that I might have not done for myself. :)

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  6. I did my first quilted pillow this week too! This is absolutely gorgeous, Megan! Your partner will be thrilled to receive it.

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  7. Gorgeous! Who wouldn't love to be your partner?

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  8. Oh its gorgeous! I love that block, and your scraps are just beautiful in it :-)

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  9. this is so pretty/Lucky partner

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  10. i hope she does love it... if not, she can send it along to me! hehehe.... nice job and i can't wait to see more pillows you come up with. :)

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  11. Love it Megan! Those colors are just so pretty together, pillows are most definitely addicting to make :-)

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  12. Gorgeous pillow Megan! The colors look great together, and I can't get enough of those x and + blocks.

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  13. Perfect spring pillow...or summer...or fall...or winter!!!!!

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  14. Pillow are great to make!! They're the first things I made when starting out sewing!! Still making them all now =D

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  15. Your pillow is soooo lovely! I love the fresh springy colours and the pattern too. I'm sure your partner will be thrilled! :o)

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  16. Gorgeous pillow! Pillows are almost like instant gratification compared to bed quilts :)

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  17. I love this! I like pillows, but this one is what I want on my couch! :) maybe even on my wall! (I just opened up a huge spot on my wall in our living room that needs something nice. This design just might be it.) Thanks for the inspiration! Your partner is one lucky person! :)

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  18. Great choice of the pillow cover.It look so bright and colourful.There are many different colors are available in the pillow covers.So many different designs and art in the fabrics.

    Shed

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  19. Well done! I just recently became addicted to pillows, too! The recent PTSwaps have gotten me into them and have even advanced to using invisible zippers. This last one was actually invisible! lol

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  20. Love Love Love! Gosh you're great!

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  21. I love this block on a small scale. I think if I ever made it, I would do it small like this. Such a great little pillow!

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