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!
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.
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.
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?!