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. :)
... and the 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... :)