Friday, February 17, 2012

Pillow Talk Swap 7 Progress and Another Bee Block

My sewing time lately has been spent working on my pillow for round 7 of the Pillow Talk Swap.

My initial idea was this (a mix of single girl and retro flowers):

PTS7 Idea 1

My partner said that she preferred idea #2 (displayed later), but I got a lot of positive feedback for this design and decided to try it out anyway.

PTS7 Progress

I have since put all the pieces together. I'm glad that my partner said she likes idea #2 better though because I wasn't pleased with how the curves came together with the internal retro flower blocks. I am okay with it for myself, but I don't think it's up-to-snuff for sending to someone else.

So, I moved on to idea #2.

PTS7 Ideas 2 & 3

PTS7 Part II

I had initially planned on using the text print in the bottom of this stack, but once I pieced the drunkard's path circles, I felt like the text print just gave a muddied look to the overall pillow. So, I used a dark charcoal print from Rashida Coleman-Hale's Washi line that I just happened to have recently purchased.

PTS7 Fabric colors

I really like how it has come together so far (and, thankfully, my partner does too - yay!). Now I just need to quilt it, sew the front and back pieces together, and add the binding. I plan to finish it during my sewing time next week.

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The other bit of sewing I did this week was to make the Interlocking Seasons block Rachel requested for her month in our local bee.

Interlocking Season Bee Block for Rachel

I procrastinated a bit and ended up finishing about two hours before our quilt guild meeting last night. This block was a bit of a challenge for me (notice the skiwampus center square). I did a lot of unpicking and re-stitching. Overall, it's a great design and I think Rachel's quilt will be amazing with a bunch of these blocks together.

3 comments:

sukie said...

I'm just glad I'm not the only one that cursed that center block like mad!

I can't wait to see my blocks come back. . i'm excited!!

angela said...

Wow - that's a good stack of pretty complicated piecing! Good work

Katie B. said...

Love your PTS progress! And Skiwampus is my new favorite word. :)

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