Against my better judgment, I decided to join The Pillow Talk Swap 8 this summer. It’s a really quick turnaround. I need to mail by the beginning of July-eek!! I’ve just learned hand appliqué so I wanted to put my skills to use (read: practice)! I started out by mapping out a plan in Illustrator and my favorite activity- fabric selection!
I came up with this:
It is kind of slow going… Also, upon closer inspection of my partner’s mosaic, I decided she might like something a little more scraptastic. So, back to the drawing board, and I put together these yummy fabrics:
And I pieced this!
I don’t have a lot of experience with diamonds (or mitered corners for that matter!). And I’m still pretty sure that I’m no diamond expert. This project should be titled, “I seam ripped more than I sewed!” But I’m so pleased with the results that I don’t even mind! I’m considering putting this up as my first tutorial, would y’all like to see that?
Alison, of Little Island Quilting was my partner for the swap and she’s a speed denom, so it already arrived! Move your keyboard, there may be drooling…feel free to be jealous!