A Little Pillow Talk

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:
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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:
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And I pieced this!
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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!

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xo LC

4 thoughts on “A Little Pillow Talk

  1. I am loving the pillow you’re making!! I wish it were coming to me, although unfortunately I know it isn’t since I’m on a swap diet. Ha I’m also pretty jealous of the one you received!

    Ps: your new blog it looking fab!!

  2. They are all great! I love the orange peel layout, too. I spy an American Jane print that I just picked up last month. Hmmm…now you’ve got me planning on how to use mine!

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