I have been sewing up a storm over here, but it has been mostly by hand and therefore very, very slow. I had signed up for the sixth round of the Pillow Talk Swap over in flickrland and from my partner’s mosaic, I got the impression that she was a big fan of hand quilting. And I always like to challenge myself and include a ‘first’ with every swap. So currently in the mail is my very first Dresden Plate! I am SO thrilled with how it turned out!
The dresden pattern I used is from the Material Obsession book, but mine turnedo ut quite a bit bigger than stated. That said, I was REALLY glad it was larger. I like the larger dresdens with the large center circles, personally. And this pattern is fool proof. It went together so fast and so easy, I now want to make about a bazillion of these. MUST.FOCUS.ON.FINISHING.UFOS. Why are new projects always so much more attractive than UFOs? Its like I get the 7 week itch…
And as if the joy of seeing that pillow come together wasn’t enough, I made a second ‘bloom‘ pillow for Kirsten for a private swap we arranged back in May-ish. In exchange, I received this little wonder:
I love it very very much. It currently resides next to the lovely pillow I received from the last pillow talk swap and my (almost two year old) and I race each other to it on the couch.
I had to take this shot of the pillow on the chair because Kirsten used the same chair for her shot
And now, I get to stalk my mailman and see what the most current round of pillow talk will bring my way!