Saturday, 18 October 2014

Holiday Pillow Swap 2014 ~ WIP

Pillows are, almost definitely, my most favourite thing to make. Last year I took part in my first holiday pillow swap, and I loved it.  But I really needed more than one Christmas pillow, so it was an easy decision to sign up for the holiday/winter pillow swap on Flickr again this year. I pulled these fabrics for my partner with a vague idea of a wintery theme...

I was thinking over a few design options when I spotted a beautiful Denyse Schmidt fabric in this progress shot by Nicolette (the fabric on the bottom left). It looked so pretty I grabbed my Super Tote to see if I could find it in there, and yay, there it was... (Awesome Super Tote made by Marci - Flickr, it's my own DS fabric catalogue).
That's the fabric I was looking for in the centre of this pic.

The fabric looks pretty cute in red, pink and green too.

How fun are those little on-point squares. I thought they'd make a great quilt block so I made a few test blocks. These blocks are 4 1/2" finished and those centre squares are only 1/2".
Making a start {GPF Swap}

This afternoon I made a few more blocks. I still need to play with the arrangement but I'm really happy with how they turned out. While I was cutting I may have cut enough pieces to make several more blocks, you know, in case I decide to make a quilt of them!


  1. I love this Rachel! and I think I have some of that blue ( and red) print if youre needing any!

  2. This is going to look stunning Rachel, though I am not surprised. Still Christmassy (makes me think of gift wrapped parcels) yet not traditional - love it.

  3. oh my Rachel - LOVE this pillow - what a gorgeous block !

  4. Beautiful Rachel! These are great blocks and I love the colors.

  5. I’m in love with the little blocks and fabrics you have chosen for the pillow cover!

    The two DS prints (and several others) are from Joann’s. A blogfriend in the US made it possible for me to buy some!

  6. I love those Little blocks and your fabrics are so yummy...

  7. I am just amazed at how you drew your inspiration for the block....SO SMART:) It is precisely why your work is so unique and lovely!!! Your partner is VERY lucky!

  8. Yeah I love these little blocks! They are clever. I hope you make up the quilt and a pattern for how to make it! I'd be in. :-)

  9. I'm not sure if I read about your inspiration or not, but I like it! That's a DS fabric I have loved too.


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