Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pillow Talk swap

One of my favorite groups on Flickr is the Pillow Talk Swap.  It is a fun swap.  Each person is assigned a blind partner, and you make a special pillow for them.  It is fun, scheming and sewing for your partner.  The surprise is the best part.  I haven't done this swap in quite awhile, but when I saw a new round was coming up, I couldn't resist.
Pillow top completed
My partner was easy to sew for.  She had some pretty specific color requests, but didn't seem to have any preferences for the actual pattern.  I decided to go ahead and make a kaleidoscope pillow, just like my KJR one from earlier on in the year, only a bit larger.  The above picture was my sneak peak to the group, and below is the finished product! 
Kaleidoscope pillow
I made a 20" pillow out of blue, green, and yellow fabrics paired with Kona Ash (or maybe it was Moda Bella medium gray).
There is a white invisible zipper in the bottom, and the backing is a print from DS Quilts.  I really like that line alot, it has a lot of great blenders and basics. 
I had a lot of fun sewing this pillow.  I enjoyed the little break from sewing work and deadlines. 
I hope my partner loves it!  It went in the mail Friday morning, and I can't wait until it arrives at its new home.  Now I want to make some kaleidoscope pillows for my couch.  I just love this pattern (remember this quilt?).
Pillow for the swap - heading out today!!
Hope you had a nice weekend!
xo A

27 comments:

  1. What a lucky swap partner to receive such a lovely cushion

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  2. Oooh I've been racking my brain about what kind of design to use for something I'm working and I think this would be great! Beautiful pillow cover, thank you for sharing!

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  3. So pretty, love the colors! It's about time I try out that pattern! :)

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  4. Oh man, you've got a lucky swap partner! You've definitely inspired me to try this pattern!

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  5. This is gorgeous!
    I'd love to try this pattern!

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  6. Such a cute pillow. Did you see that some Flea Market Fancy is being rereleased. Now that I paid so much to get a few pieces here and there.

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  7. So pretty!! A kaleidoscope quilt is still on my to-make list.

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  8. It is so pretty. I am sure your partner will love it! Really great sneak peek picture too.

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  9. This is so pretty! I kind of want to try out this pattern sometime soon, it's so fun!

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  10. The kaleidoscope cushion is so beautiful! Your partner is very fortunate to be receiving this.

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  11. what a great pillow! and i love that first photo. so pretty!

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  12. beautiful... i love that pattern too!!

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  13. very pretty! i wish i was your partner!

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  14. I love it Angela! Ive been looking for this pattern all over the Internet. Could you please share where I could find it? Thanks!

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  15. What a beautiful pillow. I love your choice of fabrics, and the colors you used.

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  16. beautiful. you take the best photos.

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  17. Your pillow is just super! Love the colors.

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  18. Awesome pillow! I love the colors.

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  19. Lovely! Great fabrics and I love the pattern! The sneak peek pic is gorgeous, too!

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  20. ohh it's gorgeous. i am sure your partner is thrilled!.

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  21. hey angela, it was so nice meeting you this weekend. you are lovely and your family is so cute! hope to bump into you again and soon. :)

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