Friday, July 6, 2012

Pillow Talk Swap 8

The mailing deadline for round 8 of The Pillow Talk Swap is today, so naturally I just finished my pillow right before midnight last night. I'm pretty sure this is my favorite pillow I've made yet.

Pillow Talk Swap, Round 8

Despite being so under the gun to finish, I did actually start a couple of weeks ago. This star pattern is called the Lonestar, and I made it by hand-sewing 200 diamonds together using the English Paper Piecing method.

Pillow Talk Swap, Round 8

I then machine appliqued the star to the background, and did a little straight line quilting for interest.

Pillow Talk Swap, Round 8

I love the Flea Market Fancy grey seeds that I used for the background - I'm already starting to fret I didn't buy enough of the reprint and this is the first I've used of it.

Pillow Talk Swap, Round 8

I sure hope my partner likes her pillows big - I put one of our king-size pillows inside for these pictures!

If nothing else, I know at least someone approved:

Pillow Talk Swap, Round 8

Hope you are all having a fantastic summer. ;)

<3 Kelsey

P.S. Linking up to Amy's One Thing, One Week Challenge.

11 comments:

  1. Testing my comment system.

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  2. Amazing pillow especially since you hand pieced the lone star.

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  3. It's gorgeous!

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  4. What a beautiful pillow! Your love shines through your pieces. Way to go!

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  5. It looks great! Love all those little diamonds

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  6. Great pillow! kudos to you for all that hand piecing.

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  7. so beautiful! I haven't cut into my grey seeds yet, I put them where I can see them every time I sew & I'm savoring them :)

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  8. This is so stunning set against the grey!

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  9. This is fabulous. I'm impressed with all of those tiny diamonds! Beautiful work!

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  10. Love the pillow! The lone star looks great!

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