Pillow Talk Swap 10 {pillow complete!}

Pillow Talk Swap button

After a lot of stalking of my Pillow Talk Swap partner and their “favorite” photos, I finally came up with a design and fabrics that I hope she will love.ย  This is my first swap, so I was kind of nervous before I made my decision.ย  You should see some of the AMAZING pillows made for this swap (click here to view some photos).ย  These women are just crazy talented!!

My partner said she loves Essex linen, so I went with that for a background and used a variety of Kona solids to create this Kaleidoscope Pillow.

pillow front

With so many colors, I think this turned out bright and cheery even with the dark background.


I decided to quilt only on the background diamonds hoping that it would make the colorful kaleidoscopes pop.

quilting detail

For the back I continued with the Essex linen and created a simple envelope closure.

pillow back

I sure hope my partner likes it! I kind of fell in love with it as it was coming together, so I guess if she doesn’t, she can always send it back…I’m sure it would be happy to live in our home ๐Ÿ˜‰


16 thoughts on “Pillow Talk Swap 10 {pillow complete!}

  1. I really, really like this pillow. The colors on the gray background really look striking. It looks like it’s a perfect fit for that chair too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. No wonder you fell in love with it – it’s absolutely beautiful!! The Essex linen works so well – your partner is bound to be thrilled. Thanks so much for linking up ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Wonderful! Did you paper piece or you use that clever Kaleidoscope Smart Plate template? I just bought that ruler and your eye-popping Kona solids speak to me.

    I have some friends who lost their brother, Jay, to brain cancer (gray matter) and everything for them is Gray for Jay — this sweet pillow, with Gray as its foundation/background, might remind them that he would want them to have a colorful life until they meet again…

  4. Amanda!!! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!! Your work is amazing and gorgeous!! The details are fabulous! I also love all the little extras, you are so sweet :D! Thank You So Much!! (Sorry for all the exclamation points, just super duper excited ;D)

Post a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s