Tuesday, October 2, 2012

yet another pillow....

Only this time it's for the swap. The Pillow Talk Swap (round 9) has just started and I got my partner's information as well as the inspiration mosaic a few days ago. I usually have to take some time and think what pattern or fabric would suit my partner the most. This time, however, I knew right away I wanted to make a pillow using Rita's tutorial for a butterfly block.


 I decided to use bright colors for the butterflies' wings and Madrona road text print for their bodies. I love how well this pretty, low volume polka dotty fabric compliments the whole block. I have to remember to use more of such prints instead of solids.


I now have all 16 blocks pieced and sewn together. There was a lot of cutting, and sewing, and trimming involved, but it was so well worth the effort, I hope. 

I'm thinking of doing some straight line quilting and a zipper closure, and as soon as that's done I might start working on another butterfly project for me to keep. I do love this block!!!

What have you been up to lately? 


28 comments:

  1. I agree that background is wonderful! As is the whole pillow top - lucky partner you have :)

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  2. Oh it's stunning and you are completely right about the polka dot backing fabric - it's perfect.

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  3. I am hoping soon to participate the pillow swap and I will come here and ask {pick me} please!!!! LOVE love love these.... A pillow case would look so cute and pretty!

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  4. Oh I love this pillow! I just finished a butterflyish quilt and posted it on Flickr, but mine looks more like arrows than butterflies.

    The print fabric looks so fetching as the middle. I like it a lot better than solid.

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  5. I love the negative space pinwheels that show up when you alternate the orientation of the blocks like that - very cute! :)

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  6. Oh, the text print for bodies is perfect. How clever!

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  7. Oh it will be worth the effort for sure. Looks great!

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  8. You make the neatest projects! Love your fabric selection!

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  9. This is so lovely, I love it and I am sure your partner will too.

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  10. This is wonderful. The fabrics are perfect

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  11. Very nice. I like using prints or textures for the backgrounds instead of solids too. It adds so much more depth.

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  12. I saw these butterflies pop up on Flickr...super cute! Your partner will be happy!

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  13. Very cute butterflies! You are the queen of pillows :) I need to make pillows for my undecorated couch but never get around to it....perhaps I have to entice you into a swap, maybe for something knitted??

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  14. I love your pillow -- great colors and a great block!

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  15. This pillow is just wonderful :)

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  16. Text for the bodies? Love it!! I am now regretting not joining the pillow swap...:D

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  17. Lucky lucky partner - that is going to be one very beautiful pillow!

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  18. Wonderful. The recipient is one lucky swapper.

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  19. that is the perfect fabric for those butterfly bodies! you are amazing!

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  20. Very cool, your partner will be thrilled!

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  21. the blocks are so pretty and the colours absolutely gorgeous!

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