So I have my Fussy Cut Bee quilt top all finished and a backing ready. Now I am just waiting for the inspiration to baste! I am not the biggest fan of basting (who is really?!). Plus, this quilt is meant for a full bed, and my house is just not set up with a whole lot of floor space in any of the rooms, so it is going to be a little squishy. ;0)
This week started off busy, but then one of the kids got sick on Tuesday and now as she is feeling better, another one is down for the count. So I have a feeling it going to go down the line, and we will be spending some quality time at home. My kids are catching up on all the TV watching that I usually don't let them have. Gotta have some sort of perk when they are sick, right?
So yesterday I decided to work on my pillow for The Pillow Talk Swap. This really is one of the most amazing swaps. I think it has only gotten better over the past couple of years. This is my third time joining in, and I am feeling the pressure to make something super fabulous. My partner has a love for warm colors and text fabrics. I had an idea in my head, but then I found this dresden while browsing and fell in love. I have never been that big of a dresden fan, but this took it to the next level. The rainbow isn't really my partner's thing, so I made my main dresden in reds, oranges, and yellows, and the second dresden with some neutrals.
I was playing around with background fabrics, and I found this one. However, I only had a 14.5" piece, and I tried playing around with borders. It just wasn't hitting the right note for me though.
So I went digging again, and I came up with this text fabric. I like that it is smaller and a little less busy, while still being different from a solid background. The plan today is to work on this a little more while the sickies watch La La Loopsy!