Pillow Talk

I love the Pillow Talk Swap. I watched it for a few rounds on flickr before I realized that I could play. And I love playing along with all of the amazingly talented swappers!

For my first round of the pillow talk swap, I submitted this pillow, that I still love. I hope it has a happy home. I boringly refer to it as my HST Sampler Pillow. Note to self: come up with cooler name.
Pillow Talk Swap Pillow

For this round, I have sent off this little lovely. I really do like it, and I hope that my partner is just as smitten.
PTS5: 'Bloom' Pillow Sent To...

It took quite a bit of time, but I think the end result was worth it. I chose to use a lighter colored chartreuse for the wording, and it is, perhaps, my only regret. But I still like the effect and I didn’t like the darker shade I had at all, so this is the final product.
PTS5: 'Bloom' Pillow Sent To...

I had quite a few peeps ask how I made this block and the answer comes from the book ‘Quilts With Spin’. It is a great book and I am LOVING playing with the different patterns and templates. If you are thinking in circles right now (like me!) I would recommend picking it up. The only real ‘hint’ I feel comfortable sharing is that it is all paper pieced in rings and put together much like a ‘Single Girl’ quilt top. When in pieces, my pillow looked like so:
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But really, the book is worth it. It has an entire section on reverse applique that I cannot wait to check out! Some of the borders are a little more ‘mature’ than I would probably use, but that is the awesome thing about this book. Each project can quite easily be tweaked to your individual style and taste. And once you get the hang of pinning your curves like a maniac, it isn’t even a little bit tough at all! So go. Sew curves. And make yourself one Kick {Donkey} pillow. You know you want to!

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14 Responses to Pillow Talk

  1. 1
    Georgia says:

    I would have trouble giving them away – they are both so lovely. :-)

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    prsd4tim2 says:

    Gorgeous work. Wish I was your partner!

  3. 3
    kelly says:

    I just love this… and I love reading about your process. I think I just got the book you’re talking about. I have to go and check the name on it. Yay! :) Can’t wait to read up and work on some lovely curves.

  4. 4

    The pillows are both fabulous. I’ve been enjoying the curved piecing lately so I’ll check out the book.

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    andrea says:

    very nice ideas. I love the cushion of circles

  6. 6
    randi says:

    both quilts are wonderful! i love the colors!

  7. 7
    randi says:

    ooops, i meant pillows! :)

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    wendy says:

    These two pillows are beautiful! I bet you had a hard time sending them away, they’d look amazing together.

  9. 9
    Jenniffier says:

    What a fun looking blog you have here. I found you through your mom’s posting. Those pillows look great. What a lucky partner!

  10. 10
    Shannan says:

    Oh my goodness you are more than just good. Your work is amazing. I am in love with all that you have done. I had know idea you were such an outstanding quilter. This is something to be proud of. Man, if you could teach me a thing or two I would be more than honored. Love your blog, I will keep up with all you do!! WOW!!

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    amy smart says:

    I love everything about this. I need to try that book!

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    Jamie says:

    I love both the pillows! The colors are so pretty! The tree is beautiful in the center of the windowpane.

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    Tiffany says:

    That is def. one kick donkey pillow! Love the colors and the stitching and the applique… ok all of it haha. Great idea!

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    Marie says:

    Wow you have great self control!! I’m not sure I could give such awesome stuff away!!!