PIllow Talk Swap Pillow Finished

Posted in Uncategorized on Dec 09, 2010

I finished up my partner’s pillow last evening and what a fun pillow it was to work on!  I had a great partner with a lot of fun inspiration–I thoroughly enjoyed snooping around a bit and getting a feel for my partners likes.  I went with a red and aqua theme and decided to employ some more stitchy applique–I think this technique always turns out so cute.
I decided that I wanted to do several mini scenes–I had initially planned on doing one larger scene but I just wasn’t happy with how everything was coming together.  I then decided to add a connective element to the mini scenes–hence, the deer and kite as well as the addition of the birds to the banner scene and the mushroom house. 
I’ve also been digging dandelions right now so I decided to add one.  The fabric that I mentioned I was waiting on in a previous post was a pink/red dandelion fabric that I thought would be totally fab as the pillow back–however, it still hasn’t shown up–more fabric for my stash I guess. =)

And, I thought my little deer needed a little friend so I added in a raccoon.  I hand quilted the top using red, aqua and a touch of red.  As I mentioned earlier this was my first attempt at hand quilting and I found it quite enjoyable.  I don’t picture myself ever sitting down to hand quilt old school style (you know, perfect little teeny stitches in a coordinating thread so as not to be too bold) but, this kind of hand quilting I can do & I like the way it looks–a fun splash of color.
This pillow will soon be winging it’s way to a new home.  I hope you like it partner! =)

38 to “PIllow Talk Swap Pillow Finished”


  1. 1
    Chancy says:

    This is SO adorable! You are very creative. I am truly impressed by everything that you pulled together in this pillow. I love it!

  2. 2
    Quilt n Queen says:

    Your partner should be doing the happy dance. What cuteness you creative…..SeW adorable!! She is a very lucky lady. Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. 3
    live a colorful life says:

    OMG I LOVE that hand stitching.

  4. 4
    fallingforpieces says:

    Completely Adorable! You have a lucky partner for sure.

  5. 5
    Craftstress Kira says:

    Wow, that is amazing! I love it! How did you sew on the circles? Are they raw edge applique or are they pieced? I'm inspired!!!!!

  6. 6
    gill says:

    This is gorgeous!!

  7. 7
    Melissa says:

    This is so adorable!!

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    Kerri says:

    wow!! that is absolutely the cutest pillow EVER!! i sure hope it is winging its way to me!!

  9. 9
    Rachel Hauser says:

    The way that you connecting the scenes is perfect. It so looks like you planned it all along. So fun! Lovely stitching too. I'm doing hand-stitching on a Christmas pillow this week. Enjoyable, yes.

  10. 10
    Kerry says:

    Perfect designs, looking at the themes I think I could predict who it is going to!

  11. 11
    badlandsquilts says:

    Oh that is so fabulous & unique!

  12. 12
    Alexandra says:

    This pillow is so fantastic. I'm sure we'll be seeing it in lost of mosaics for the next PTS round! :)

  13. 13
    Shannon says:

    That is so cute. I love it. Your swap partner will be so happy with it.

  14. 14
    Kristie says:

    So very awesome. Love the little animals and all that stitching!

  15. 15
    Asiyah says:

    That is so stinkin' cute. Those are sooo my colors! Too bad I didn't participate in the swap, lol.

    Excellent work!

  16. 16
    momto2wasd says:

    That's a wonderful pillow! Lucky, lucky swap partner!

  17. 17
    Jackie says:

    Your swap partner is going to be thrilled! You pillow is so creative and cute!

  18. 18
    twin fibers says:

    gorgeous! What a beautiful work of art! :)

  19. 19
    Minx's Den says:

    that is one cool pillow, love the mushroom on it too! great job!

  20. 20
    Melissa says:

    Your pillow is amazing! I love the little vignettes and the hand stitched lines. Very curious about how you did those circles.

  21. 21
    Mary on Lake Pulaski says:

    You have created the most wonderful pillow! You have one lucky swap partner!

  22. 22
    Jansie says:

    That is really, really gorgeous. I am so envious of your partner! What a great job.

  23. 23
    Kirsty@Bonjour says:

    That is amazing. I would frame it and never let anyone squish it with their back. And the binding is just perfect. Well done!

  24. 24
    Jeannette says:

    What an adorable work of art! How could anyone not like it!!!

  25. 25
    Marg says:

    It is absolutely gorgeous, what a very lucky swap partner.

  26. 26
    lisette says:

    AMAZING!!!

  27. 27
    Cassey says:

    At first glance I thought it was just the pattern on the fabric. What an amazing job! Very cool!

  28. 28
    Cherie says:

    stunning!

  29. 29
    shelia says:

    your pillow suits your partner to a T! It is gorgeous!

  30. 30
    Elsa says:

    your partner will be very happy! it's so cleverly done!

  31. 31
    Heather says:

    holey crap THAT is good!! fantastic!

    xo

  32. 32
    Terriaw says:

    Wow, what a cool pillow! I adore the sketchy stitching, especially for those adorable shapes like the deer and mushrooms. You have a very lucky partner to receive this treasure!

  33. 33
    West Michigan Quilter says:

    I love your pillow. It is awesome!

  34. 34
    Angela says:

    So pretty! You squeezed alot of awesomeness into one pillow. :)

  35. 35
    Dan Rouse says:

    The applique and hand quilting are completely charming. Nice job.

  36. 36
    chloeandme says:

    so so adorable! great job!

  37. 37
    carolld says:

    I love your pillow. You are so creative. Love the colors you chose. Great job! Wish I were your swap partner.

  38. 38
    Bec says:

    This is the cutest ever!! xx

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