Friday, September 14, 2012

Modern Quilted Pillow Swap - round 2

I participated in the first round of this swap, and I really liked the idea of just making a pillow with no one in particular in mind as it is a great way to try out new ideas, or even just making something for fun.
So this was the pillow I made for the second round - a scrappy spiderweb pillow using some  scraps of some of my favourite fabrics.
I have done a spiderweb design before but this one is much more colourful, and I even did a bit of handstitching in some pretty blue perle thread which is something I am trying to do more of.
This pillow is now in transit to its new home where it will hopefully be enjoyed, and I am still stalking the posite for my pillow:) The second round was great as no-one got a pillow below their 5th choice! The swap has now been renamed "X-factor pillows", and the 3rd round is on now with a theme of "triangles" although it can be of any design - pillows are due by 6th October.
Linking to Sew Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations, and to Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory (buttons in left sidebar).
Kirsten.

17 comments:

  1. Very colorful Kirsten. Where do you buy your pearl thread from? Do you have a colour chart?

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  2. You already know how much I love this! i hope yours arrives soon!

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  3. It's beautiful Kirsten! I love the fabrics you have used and your partner is sure to absolutely love it!

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  4. Love your cushion. Can't wait to see what you get. I keep starting things for this swap but never getting them finished in time!!

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  5. It looks fab, love the effect with the colourful scraps

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  6. That's lovely! I'm sure your partner will be delighted.

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  7. Love this pillow!! So nice to be able to use up those yummy scraps!!

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  8. Your cushion is spectacular. I'm bookmarking it for future inspiration!

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  9. Very bright and cheerful. I am sure your pillow will be enjoyed.

    blessings, jill
    visiting from plum and june

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  10. You have made the spiderweb design work so well as a scrappy project with so many yummy fabrics in there.

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  11. This looks awesome! I've been wanting to participate in one of these pillow swaps. Maybe one day soon.

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  12. um, yes. that is one fantastic pillow! so pretty. just made my first pillow, they sure are fun!

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  13. Fabulous pillow and colors. I love it.

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