I am finally getting around to showing the finished pillow I made for The Pillow Talk Swap. I had a really hard time getting a good angle for this pillow for some reason. Every angle just looked slightly off to me...ah well. My partner for this swap is definitely a fun, cheery type person, so I went with something bright and scrappy. For these blocks I used this template that I found via Flickr. I love making things from my scraps. I love hunting through and finding fun little pieces of fabric that bring back memories from past projects. This block was perfect as well for some of those odd shaped pieces I have held on to.
Overall, I was pleased with how the pillow turned out, but I think I wouldn't have used variegated thread for the quilting. For some reason, it ended up looking just a bit sloppy to me. This pillow isn't the biggest. It only came out to about 16", but sometimes it is nice to have a smaller pillow- I hope! I added some turquoise piping around the edges, which I liked for the "pop" factor.
For the back I just did a simple envelope closure with bright sunburst fabric I have had in my stash for awhile.
Last week I also received my super awesome pillow from fionapoppy! This pillow is full of fun, simple details that really just make it something special. I love it! Plus, now I have a pillow to go along with my Authentic quilt!
I love how she added the little "Make Life Beautiful" quote into that one square.
Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend! The temperature here has dropped twenty degrees, and I can finally say that fall is here! Yay!