Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pillow Talk Swap 6 - Put Your Sunnies On!!

I've finally completed my partner's pillow for the Pillow Talk Swap 6. I've participated in a few block swaps before but this has been my first real swap. I've really enjoyed seeing what everyone has been creating for each other in the flickr group.

My partner did say that she likes bright ... so BRIGHT it is ....... I hope you like it partner!!

The front of the pillow is made with Sandi Henderson's Henna Garden prints and Kaffe Fassett shot cottons. I have straight line quilted it and it fits a 20 inch pillow form.

The pinwheels on the back are also Shot Cottons and Henna Garden and the main print is Asian Circles in yellow by Kaffe Fassett.

Here's one of the 3D pinwheels close up. They were really easy and fun to make!!

 The colours are a little off as the sun was so bright, it's not quite so fluoro in reality.

This is the first time I've used a zip closure in a pillow and I must admit I was a little afraid at first, but it came together really well and I will definately try it again. I used this tutorial.

I hope you enjoy it partner ... if not, feel free to send it back. This bright rainbow pillow has sure been putting some sunshine into my days!!


  1. Stinkin' adorable! This is the perfect end to my day--thanks!
    Your partner is going to go nuts!

  2. Oh your partner is sure to love this! Its just beautiful!! Really love the 3-D pinwheels!! Are they your design?

  3. I love it! I have already fav'd a close up of the front in flickr!
    The 3D pinwheels are an awesome touch!

  4. Are you kidding me? This is the cutest pillow- EVER!!! How about a tutorial on those 3D pinwheels, :-)) Lucky partner!!!!

  5. this is just amazing!! love the henna garden and those pinwheels are like a cherry on top!

  6. Those 3D pinwheels are too cute!

  7. Seeing as it gets dark around 4:30pm these days, I could use some sunshine in my days... So I'll be keeping it!! Thank you so much! It's gorgeous!!

  8. Love your 3d pinwheel and would love a tut on it.