Thursday, July 12, 2012

pillows are the most fun!

In the last year or two, I've taken part in some swaps set up on flickr. There are some seriously talented people out there, and I find so much inspiration from seeing what they've made on their blogs, flickr sites, pinterest boards, and even instagram! (I'm lexilooo there too, if you use it!).

The Pillow Talk Swap is my favorite, and round eight just ended. I haven't participated each time, but this was my 5th time playing along! This is one pillow  that I made most recently for the swap. Here's an earlier one. Apparently I didn't blog about the others, so I will have to post pictures of those too!

Each time, I've received really marvelous pillows, one that I loved so much that I decided to hang it on the wall of my sewing room! I suppose I should post a photo of it, right? Maybe photos of my sewing room too? Anyway, I digress.

This is the pillow that I made and sent off to its new owner, a woman living in California. It's with a fabric line called Vintage Modern, and I think it's just darling. Lots of red and turquoise, which is such a fun color combination! The pillow is big, about 20" x 20," which is what she had asked for.  As you can see, we make coverings for people, and then they can buy the pillow form at JoAnn's, since it's much cheaper to mail a folded cover than the entire pillow!

Here it is stuffed, before I sent it!

This is the pillow covering that I received! It's so perfect for me! You may remember the cute pineapple wall hanging that I made not too long ago. My partner saw my photos of it, and go along with that theme. She did some hand stitching too, writing out welcome, along with witamy, which means welcome in Polish! She saw that I had lived in Poland, and turns out, she had as well! Super fun connection. I love this one so much. I'll need to go get a pillow form for it, as mine are all occupied right now! Actually, I think I need two forms, now that I think about it. I have another empty cover that I never bought a form for!

Side note- see the pineapple cutting board in the background of the above photos? See? Perfect!

Thank you so much Kristen, this pillow is just marvelous.

Pineapple! LOVE!!!

I really like making pillows. They are small and easy, for the most part, and still good practice for me, though I didn't do binding on this pillow, like I should have. See the red "edging" around the pineapple? That is the binding, and I have a hard time with it. I know how to do it, but always have problems with the corners! I can usually do a pillow in a day or so, if I am not distracted by other things that are going on. I should make more I think!

Want a pillow?  :)


Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I am seriously impressed with your partners creativity. The pineapple is perfect!! I could see a whole quilt made with them. =)

Yes, post more pictures...

Yes, we need to see your sewing room...All of it...Lots of pictures...

I love pillows, too. =)

Shoshanah said...

The pineapple pillow is adorable! And I agree, we definitely need to see photos of your sewing room.

Aunt Spicy said...

I love pillows for instant both the one you made and the one you received!

Aunt Spicy said...

I love pillows for instant both the one you made and the one you received!