Friday, November 9, 2012

Pillow Talk Swap Round 9 - off to the post office!

I am so excited to head out to the post office this morning, though I'm dreading the line :) I feel really confident that I've made something my partner will love for the Pillow Talk Swap and I'm super excited to ship it off. I know that at the very least that I love it!

Pillow Talk Swap - finished pillow

My Paintbox pillow is made up of nine 6" blocks, framed by one of my favorite Sweetwater prints, from Reunion, Town News in Cream (which is super hard to find, but I spotted it at an Etsy shop today!). Each block represents a color, ranging from pink to black, with five different print scraps and a solid used in each color. If you love these blocks, Elizabeth Hartman hosted a quilt-along right around when I started sewing and has lots of options for making your own painbox quilt.

Pillow Talk Swap - quilting close up

Each block is quilted in matching 50 wt Aurifil thread, using a safety-pin-inspired free-motion design in the solid parts of each block, and a concentric square in the printed part of each block. The quilting is super dense, which is just the way I like a pillow. I hope my partner likes it too! The outer border is quilted using a skinny figure eight design, in cream 50 wt Aurifil thread.

My favorite of all of them by far is the purple one...could be because the solid I used is an Oakshott cotton. It's so sparkly, I just love it.

Pillow Talk Swap - ready to send - detail

So, here's hoping that my package will make my partner's day. Fingers crossed! I hope you have a wonderful day! Happy Monday!

30 comments:

  1. Love this pillow! Such wnderful fabrics!

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  2. Love it! The colors, the quilting - wow!

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  3. It's an incredibly lovely piece, very very beautiful! I love how vibrant the colours are.

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  4. Love this! Funny, my paintbox squares are sitting in a box somewhere. I must dig them out, I wonder if I will still like the fabrics!

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  5. I am hoping beyond hope this ends up on my doorstep next week!! So beautiful!

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous! Who wouldn't be jumping in joy to discover such a gift on their doorstep. You have set a HIGH standard for swaps. I LOVE it.

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  7. I absolutely love everything you make. Gorgeous. And that quilting is stunning. Well done.

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  8. WOW Elizabeth!! The quilting is incredible!!!!!!

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  9. Lucky partner! Your quilting is over the top awesome!

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  11. I'll try that again! That's gorgeous Elizabeth. I so need to get involved with some of these swaps - I'm so envious of all these lovely items being sent out! :-)

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  12. Who wouldn't love that?? It's so bright and happy. I love the quilting on it.

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  13. Of course it will! So beautiful, the quilting is just stunning.

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  14. oh my gosh this is GORGEOUS!

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  15. Great pillow -- LOVE that quilting! Nice work as always! :)

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  16. I am sure it will make her day! It is lovely!!! Great job!

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  17. That is a beautiful pillow, love the fabrics you used and the quilting.

    Debbie

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  18. The pillow is gorgeous and so is your new quilt design from the previous post.

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  19. Love this cushion, I'm all about rainbows! Also loving the new quilt design too :o)

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  20. So pretty. I'm not very good at scrappy projects. They always end up looking like a jumbled mess to me. I think I could handle the paintbox design, though. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Such a beautiful pillow my favorite is the pink!

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  22. Like*Like*Like!!! very cute pillow!!!

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  23. Hi Elizabeth, A few months back, I copied your tutorial for Radiant Ring block and did not see that there was a template also. Now I can not find the template. Can you help me?? Thanks

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  24. Gorgeous and very lucky partner indeed!

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