Tuesday, January 22, 2013


I feel like I've been procrastinating in this swap forever, but I suppose that is because it started before Thanksgiving and doesn't end til the end of January.  Seriously, my mother always said I work better out of desperation than inspiration, and I'm not one to start a project too early.  In this swap, you make your partner a large item and a small item.  My partner suggested several things she might like, among them was a pillow.

This shape has been haunting me lately, and I just had to do something with it.  So the other day I sat down and drew it, cut it out, added a seam allowance and cut it out again.

When I was at the Drug Store the other day, I found these three fabrics and they just sang to me, so I had to bring them home.

I really had a lot of fun making this pillow.  The quilting was fun too.  I used a teal print on the back with a little of the square tiles fabric, then used the leftover for the piping.  It's got a matching invisible zipper in the back - part of my $25-for-100-zippers purchase awhile ago.  I'm never at a loss for zippers any more, at least!

A really fun and fairly quick little project. 

I hope she likes it!


  1. What a pretty pillow! The title is perfect.

  2. she'll love it, it's beautiful!

  3. That is really lovely. Great idea too.

  4. The word of the year procrastinating, joy the club. But our best idea come from it, and you have done a wonderful job on your waterfall pillow, I am feeling the waves.

  5. Great job on this pillow. It is lovely.

  6. I am a member of the "inspiration is born from desperation" club, because as I write this, I'm supposed to be sending out the EMail for our MQG, as well as updating our blog. And of course, there's a project that I really want to get back to. Anyway, I LOVE your pillow. And the line about "I was in the Drug Store ..." sounds like my favorite fabric store. It's advertised as a pharmacy, and they do fill prescriptions, and sell Mardi Gras beads, but hey have TONS of fabric. Which is why my car heads in that direction on an all too frequently.


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