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 🙂