Monday, November 8, 2010

Pillow Talk Swap

I'm so excited to be joining the latest round of the Pillow Talk Swap.  Megan brought in her pillow for show an tell at our last guild meeting.  It was so pretty and she had such good things to say about this swap.  I was familiar with the swap through flickr and blogs, but now I really wanted to take a closer look.  Oh my gosh, it looked like so much fun!!

A little about the Pillow Talk Swap

-Currently in it's fourth round
-Over 250 uber-talented members
-Over 1200 drool worthy images have been uploaded
-Started by these two lovely and talented ladies,  Heather and Kerri

It's a blind swap so I know who I'm making a pillow for, but I don't know who is making one for me.  As with most swaps these days, in the begininning you upload a mosaic of some favorites.  Something to get the creative juices of your partner going.

I told my partner to be that I like fun colors, simple shapes, modern fabrics, scrappy quilts and polka dots.  My favorite colors are blues, greens, aquas and teals.

Here is my inspirational mosaic:

1. Hexed, 2. BH&G diamond quilt - block #3, 3. WIPs-3, 4. pincushion, 5. hexagon pillow no.1, 6. flockoftriangles4, 7. starquiltfront, 8. Sew New To Me Virtual Quilting Bee * Corey *, 9. If it's a boy quilt - front

My favorite part about swaps is making something for someone else.  It pushes my creativity and I always love an excuse to play with my fabric!!  : )  There is always fun discussions going on and lots and lots of talent and inspiration.  LOVE that!  If you want to read a little more about it, Fat Quarterly featured it here.

Have you been in a swap?  Which swaps do you recommend?


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