Friday, November 12, 2010


Everyone needs a good pillow. The more you have, the better. I especially love making new pillows since it can totally change your look without a ton of work. Actually I think I may be due for some new pillows myself, which is perfect timing, since I joined the pillow talk swap on flickr.

Once again, it's a secret swap, but this time my partner doesn't know who I am, so I can share. She did say that she likes bright and modern, but I don't think that gives away too much since a lot of people feel the same way. She didn't add much more than that, so time for lots of creative freedom on this one!

I didn't plan ahead very much. I knew I wanted to do smallish squares, so I started cutting. As I was cutting I started laying them out on a piece of white fabric.


And because I cut too many, I also started laying them out on top of a ruler.


I thought they both had potential, so I made two pillows. So far, this is what I have.



Please excuse the dark pictures from last night, and the late afternoon shadows from today! I figured outside was better than inside - even with the shadows. It shows the colours much better, but there are a lot of shadows.

I am pretty pleased with both pillows so far. I will just have to decide when they are done which one to send! Which one do you like better?


  1. They are so pretty, I love the bottom one lots and lots.
    Kandi x

  2. I like them both but the bottom one is definitely my favorite. I love the quilted outline around the center square.

  3. I like the bottom one! I think I like it because it has some quilting cute! Although, I definately wouldn't complain about either one...great job!!

  4. Love the last photo, the pillow is great. The quilting is really an extra!!!