A Modern Quilted Pillow Swap

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I’m participating in a new kind of pillow swap on Flickr called A Modern Quilted Pillow Swap.  Tiina of Cotillelo dreamed it up.  Instead of being assigned a partner and stalking them and hoping for clues and feedback and then stressing that they’ll be disappointed by what you made, you just make a pillow and send the picture to Tiina.  She posts all the pictures so nobody can tell who made what.  After the deadline, everyone votes for their favorite pillow, 2nd favorite and so on.  Then, the person who made the pillow that gets the most votes gets their first choice pillow.  The person who made the pillow with the second most votes then gets their first or second choice pillow (depending if they chose the same as person #1) and on down.  I can’t wait to find out which pillow will be mine!

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When it came to making the pillow, I had two choices.  Actually make what I wanted to OR try to psych out what other people would like so my pillow ranked well and I’d get one of my top choices.  I’m not so good at figuring out what other people think, so I just made a pillow I wanted to 🙂  I’ve had this idea about framed squares linked together in my head for a while and decided this was the time to work it out.  Strip piecing made it go pretty quickly.

almost, but not quite, the same color

I wanted to put a zipper in the back since I think it makes the pillow fit the form better.  I’m trying to use things I have instead of running to the store every 5 minutes and I had a zipper that was the right length and close to the right color, but not quite.  I decided a zipper with a flange covering it would be a good solution.  I’ll be mailing out my pillow tomorrow – I hope the recipient enjoys it!

  • Amy DeCesare
    Posted at 15:30h, 10 August Reply

    Beautiful pillow…so inspiring!

  • Quilt Inspiration
    Posted at 05:36h, 24 July Reply

    This is a wonderful pillow that has a 60's vibe which we love. Great design and colors !

  • jill/marny
    Posted at 15:32h, 20 July Reply

    Too darn cute and very creative…love it! jill

  • Svetlana
    Posted at 04:48h, 19 July Reply

    this pillow is so, so gorgeous! I love all your perfect piecing, you totally rock!

  • grapes and hearts
    Posted at 20:34h, 18 July Reply

    Wow! Your pillow looks great! If I were in that swap, I'd vote for yours!!! Love the colours and the design!!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 11:21h, 18 July Reply

    I love the color combination & the design. Did you design the pattern?

  • Ethne
    Posted at 07:04h, 18 July Reply

    What a beautiful pillow – I love the piecing design on it – it's amazing how something so 'simple' can be so very very stunning – well done Debbie

  • Lynne
    Posted at 03:02h, 18 July Reply

    I'm not in the swap but I'd vote for that lovely pillow.

  • Jessica
    Posted at 01:16h, 18 July Reply

    I love your green blue colors Debbie, what a fabulous pillow! My project today was that same scheme too 🙂

  • Victoria
    Posted at 00:57h, 18 July Reply

    I think it looks smart and sophisticated, and fun to boot. Great design. I am sure it will be a hit!

  • Leanne
    Posted at 00:31h, 18 July Reply

    It's so fun to see who made which ones. I should have guessed this bold geometric design would be yours. It is wonderful.

  • Karen
    Posted at 23:08h, 17 July Reply

    Wonderful! Love the colors!

  • West Michigan Quilter
    Posted at 23:01h, 17 July Reply

    I love your pillow. I love the modern look and the fabrics you chose. Is there a pattern?

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