Modern Quilted Pillow Swap Received!

After a busy weekend at the quilt show, when the mailman rang the doorbell and left a package on my doorstep, I didn’t have any immediate idea what it could be.  As I picked up the slightly squishy package, I realized it was probably my pillow cover from the Modern Quilted Pillow Swap and I couldn’t get it open fast enough!  Isn’t it fantastic!

Ann‘s “Waves and Stuff” pillow was my first choice.  I love the creativity of her layout and color choices and the great stitching.  The flower designs are fussy cut and framed so nicely.  The subtle transition from the lightest grey to the medium and then darker grey is just perfect.  And the stitching!  Wonderful pebble quilting in the center and triple stitching with rayon thread in the upper and lower grey areas – amazing.  The green piping is the perfect final touch.  In the “great minds think alike” category, although neither my pillow nor Ann’s pillow got the most votes, we both still got our first choice pillows.  My first choice was her pillow and her first choice was mine – such fun!  
Ann also included some extra goodies – some London themed fabric and some beads.  I might have to try some fussy cutting to feature some of the great buildings and buses on the fabric.  I’m not sure what I’ll do with the beads yet but there are some really great ones there – a couple of little matryoshka dolls, some leaves, some pretty round and oblong ones, a darling sewing machine,a cupcake and a little hand shaped bead that says “Hand Made” in the middle of it.  Thank you so much, Ann!
The next round of the Modern Quilted Pillow Swap is underway with a deadline of September 1.  I’d better get sewing!
6 Comments
  • SusanQuilter
    Posted at 20:37h, 08 August Reply

    Love it! Wonderful pillow cover!

  • Marg
    Posted at 03:52h, 04 August Reply

    Oh that's beautiful, I love the colours and design, lucky you!

  • Leanne
    Posted at 05:53h, 03 August Reply

    Both of her and your pillow are wonderful, in fact they all are. So nice that you both got your choices.

  • Kirsten
    Posted at 23:04h, 02 August Reply

    Beautiful pillow – and so nice that you got each other's lovely pillows!

  • What Comes Next?
    Posted at 14:29h, 02 August Reply

    that is a fabulous pillow – you both were so clever and lucky!

  • Aylin
    Posted at 13:28h, 02 August Reply

    You made a gorgeous pillow and got an awesome one. I love the idea that you both got your first choices. I love both of them too 🙂
    Let´s meet again in this swap,
    Aylin (Nilya2011)

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