This round had a Low Volume theme and at first I thought that I would not have enough LV fabrics to make a pillow from...
Then I decided to sew some X and + blocks which was also the bee block I chose for my round of the Simply Solids Bee earlier this year.
I made 4 blocks which finished at 10" each using a tutorial from Ariane quilts, with some linen to make the "+" part of the block as I really like the texture the linen adds. Then I just did some simple straight line/echo quilting.
For the back I used a cute dotty bird print and the pillow was finished off with a grey stripey binding ending up at 20" square.
I have participated in all 7 rounds of this fab swap and have recieved such a wonderful variety of pillows from the following lovely ladies: Low Volume pillow from Brooke (Pitter PutterStitch), Cocktail Party pillow from Rachel(woodenspoon),Broken chain pillow from Cottilello, Hexie pillow from Amy (AmySewVT), Fractured Jet Lag pillow from Stephanie (spontaneous threads), Squares pillow from Leanne @shecanquilt,Circle squared pillow - Lisa (incorgiable2). (PS: the Scottie dog and owl aren't from the X factor swap but are up there to keep an eye on the pillows to make sure the kids don't throw them on the floor, as they are not usually lined up this neatly).
And these are the pillows I have sent off in return. The next theme is "Log cabin and Text" and is not due until 25th January 2014 so there is plenty of time to get sewing if you would like to join in.