Monday, May 31, 2010

Pillow talk swap...check.

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It's finished!

Fits a 24" pillow form.  Made using the template from this pattern, by Amber.  Being sent to its new home Tuesday (Mailbox is closed Monday).

What I love about this pillow:
- The interplay of focal prints and negative space.
- The way the coal grounds the corners
- The design shape
- The fact that it represents 7 different fabric collections, plus 3 solids (4 if you count the back)
- The fussy cutting
- That, in my opinion, taking a risk paid off
- The fact that I can't decide which is my favorite block.  

What I don't love about this pillow
- A couple of my seams didn't line up.
- In order to make it fit nicely on the 24" pillow form, I had to add extra seam allowance on the outside... which cuts off some of the medallion

That's about all I don't love about this pillow.  

Oh, that and the fact that I don't get to keep it.  (But I've started on one for my house already).

Oh, here's something else I don't love.  I am not very spatially intelligent (some might say I could get lost in my driveway...) and though I got my fussy-cutting in the right spot, and in the right direction... my envelope flap closes from the bottom... Hope my partner doesn't mind. I think the little strip of Hope Valley more than makes up for it.

What do you all think?  


Maria said...

Its gorgeous Tracey :)

Nancy said...

I love this pillow!

D'Anne said...

It is gorgeous. I don't think anyone will see any imperfections. It looks awesome to me!

erika.kevin.char said...

This is an absolutely beautiful pillow! The quilting around the pattern is great.

Jamie said...

super pretty. You've been busy!

momto2wasd said...

Your pillow is stunning! And it looks perfect in the pictures. The mix of fabrics is wonderful!!

Poppyprint said...

I think it is FANTASTIC!! Love the fussy cutting on the tree and the 4 pompoms in the centre block - gorgeous. I love it for all the same reasons you do (especially the risk-taking)!

Marcia said...

This is the most amazing pattern for this pillow. I have never seen anything like it. Love the hope valley.

a little bit biased said...

It turned out so great! Yay! I love your dresden pillow too. So what is this dresden plate party? I have never done an online group, party, swap, etc. But I am doing a dresden plate quilt so I'd love to hear more...

Jenny said...

this pillow is absolutely amazing!

jaybird said...

love it!!
and i'd be happy to be the owner of it!


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