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Pillow Talk Swap!

My Pillow Talk Swap pillow is officially done and mailed!

I actually made this pillow twice.  The first time, I miscalculated my measurements and ended up with flat edges where pointy points were supposed to be.  Surprisingly, I liked it so much I quilted it up and almost assembled it before deciding to make a better version.  I just didn’t want my partner to think those flat points were the result of my doing a crappy job and not paying enough attention to detail.  You never know whether someone might think it’s awesome and modern or inaccurate and carelessly put together, so… new pillow it is!  Here’s pillow Version 1.0:

I’m really glad I chose to remake the pillow.  My piecing was much improved and I even like my 2nd fabric choices better.  My partner loves text prints (featured in both Version 1.0 and 2.0) and is a big fan of modern designers, so I grabbed some of my favorites from my stash to make this 20-inch, half planned (“business in the front”), half improvised (“party in the back”) pillow.

Since the piecing is all geometric shapes, I wanted to quilt it with a more fluid design.  I love the juxtaposition of the angles and diamonds and the bubbly quilting.

I recently purchased a big batch of stash builders on sale from Pink Castle (hello, moving sale!) and didn’t even need to buy any additional fabric for my pillow.  I, um, had plenty to choose from. I’m on a self-imposed fabric-buying fast for the next few months (until Field Study voiles ship to stores, that is –let’s not get too extreme with this).

Hope you like your pillow, partner! I’ll make one every day if it gives me an excuse to dig in to this DELICIOUS rainbow 🙂

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  • basildonkitchens

    I love both versions of you pillow – I’m sure your partner will adore it. Love your stash too, it’s so neat & tidy!

    November 15, 2012 at 7:50 pm Reply
  • Carla

    You did a fabulous job ; )

    November 15, 2012 at 9:20 pm Reply
  • Kelsey

    Beautiful pillow and pretty fabrics!

    November 16, 2012 at 7:36 am Reply
  • Krista Buckner

    These pillows might be one of my favorites Marta. I love everything you make, but these are so cool 🙂

    November 16, 2012 at 9:04 am Reply
  • Martha

    This pillow is beautiful I’m sure your partner will cherish it. Love your fabric stash Marta.

    November 16, 2012 at 10:58 am Reply
  • Jess H

    Gorgeous pillow and that fabric is a type-a, OCD persons dream!!

    November 16, 2012 at 5:31 pm Reply
  • Jenelle

    Wow! They are both beautiful! This is such a fun design and I really like your quilting.

    November 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm Reply
  • Phil

    Measure seventeen times…cut once—i mean throw the project away.

    Turned out beautifully. Your googly quilting is the bees knees.

    November 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm Reply
  • Chelsea Rogers

    Love this! I’m normally not a purple girl (I”m trying), but that purple is so juicy! I hope you have something planned for version 1.0, it’s still cute even if it’s not perfect.

    November 28, 2012 at 2:47 pm Reply
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