Sunday, May 30, 2010

Pillow Talk

I had been admiring the pillows made in the Pillow Talk Swap on Flickr for some time and then they started round three!! I was so excited to join in with this amazing group of crafters!! 

When you make something for yourself, you already know what you like, so it's easy, usually.  However, when you make something for someone else, it's a whole new ballgame! I got a brief description of what my partner liked in design/colors and then I was able to check out the inspiration mosaic and their favouites too. This is definitely helpful research! I was still intimidated a bit because the thought of "will they like it?" is always lingering in my mind.

I am ok with admitting that I changed my mind about 50 times and have many many sketches of what I was *going* to make, but ultimately kept coming back to this one. I love how it turned out, and I hope my partner likes it just as much. :)

Pillow Talk #3

... and the back... 

Pillow Talk Swap #3 Back
I have to give the quilting design idea to my daughter. I knew I wanted to use straight line (duh..lol) but I wanted to change it up a bit and my daughter says, "Mom, do "L" shapes in each of the corners! It will look cool!". She was right! Thanks kiddo! :D

This will be in the mail on Tuesday. I will try not to shed a tear as I watch it go to it's new home... :)

Much Love!!!

18 comments :

  1. Definitely does look cool! Very nice. Wish it were coming to my mailbox ;)

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  2. It would sew not go out my door...hahh.ah.a.haa
    That looks totally awesome and I love how kids "know"!!!
    He or she will love, love, love it!!!

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  3. I really like it. :)

    Great design. Great everything. Send it to me. :)

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  4. The pillow is beautiful! is there a tutorial somewhere on how to make them? I have three pillows to cover and don't know how to make the covers.

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  5. Beautiful pillow!! Your design is totally cool and the quilting is perfect for it!!

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  6. This is so beautiful! Your partner will certainly love it!

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  7. Very nice, your swap partner will surely love it. Great idea for the quilting, your daughter is a little genius!

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  8. Beautiful pillow! Wish it was mine, too :) Do I hear a future quilter amongst your family ranks? Excellent job, both of you!

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  9. That pillow is fab KL and I see you've hit 100 followers - you go girl! X

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  10. You are the queen of pillows! I need some in my house :)

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  11. This looks awesome! I absolutely love your design and the quilting as well!

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  12. I saw this on flickr, it's beautiful!!!

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  13. HI! I just found your blog! Have to tell you again how much I am Loving this pillow..truly! it looks so nice on our couch, works perfectly. Thank you!!! I feel so lucky to have been your partner!

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  14. I love this pillow! Do you have a pattern for it? Please make one if you made it up!!!

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  15. I've lways wanted to make pillows, but felt too intimidated to do so. Well, I'm about to stretch my wings with the help of "Pillow Talk". Love your pattern. I must say "Sew Mama" never lets me down. Thank you for joining in and sharing your expertise, I am the better for it.

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  16. This is awesomely cool. I like the geometrics going on in the design of the pillow. I make pillows and have quite a collection in my stash of pillows.

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  17. KL - are you planning to do a tutorial about this pillow? I am IN LOVE with it and want to make at least one but have no idea how to start. My quilting expertise involves squares and rectangles. Please please!! oh and the quilting is fab. It's on my weekend to-do list.

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