I got sucked into a swap

So I got sucked into a swap…or perhaps more correctly, I allowed myself to do another swap.  Because I have so much free time right now.  (read sarcasm here)  But I just finished my last bee block for my last bee and I haven’t done a swap in about 6 months or so…so I felt like I needed a little participation event.  So I joined the Pillow Talk Swap on Flickr.

I have a fun partner whose style seems quite similar to my own.  I like her favorites, her mosaic and general style.  So I felt pretty confident going into this that I would be able make a pillow that she would love.  And my stalking of her commenced!

Pillow Talk Swap - Fabrics

I offered this picture as my selection of fabrics: Denyse Schmidt’s Flea Market Fancy, an assortment of solids (no I don’t know the names!…I just grabbed them from my stash) and an adorable lined print from Cosmo Cricket (whose appeal is COMPLETELY lost on my husband but I know you all get why it is TOTALLY awesome).  Again, it’s pretty hard to go wrong with Flea Market Fancy and I’ve hardly used any EVER…and I was dying to cut into some.

I’m just giving sneak peaks so far of my pillow.  But I’m pretty much in love.

Pillow talk swap - sneak peak

Taken late at night…one block of 16 (!) finished.  This measures 6″ square…so yeah…some tiny piecing.  And yes, I’m certifiable.  But you all know that.  I always like to push myself on a swap, making something extra special for my partner.  And this block is no exception.  Curves, curves, curves…and then some more curves.

Pillow talk swap sneak peak today!

But I hope you’ll agree that it will be worth it.  I soooo want to make a huge quilt like this.  Again, in my very free time.  lol  I would definitely enlarge the scale for a quilt.  But it could be really cool to make this with layer cake pieces or something.  The pattern is called a Flowering Snowball and I printed my templates from EQ. So far, 9 blocks done and 7 more to go.  Then I need to quilt it.  Suggestions?!

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31 thoughts on “I got sucked into a swap

  1. Oh. my. stars! I am just freaking out over here Angela! How I wish against wishing that I was your partner! Drat that I didn't sign up! 🙂 Your partner will be absolutely OVER THE MOON over this pillow! WOW- what a beautiful and loving gift! I can hardly wait to see it done 🙂 Amazing!

  2. Wow!!! I love the colors and the way you are using two different colors of solids. I totally appreciate the background fabric. 🙂

    I first saw the Flowering Snowball blogged on Molly Flanders and have been in love with it ever since. I made one (11 inches) as part of the Skill Builder Sampler, but I would like to make more too.

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