i never know how to start a post hence the magpie thing.
have you heard of the pillow talk swap over on flickr? i watched from the sidelines and looked on admiring all the wonderful creations, well not this year, i always thought it was a big persons swap, you know for like big proper bloggers, but this year i decided to 'do it' (starsky and hutch haha)
i got my partner and the 'stalking' commenced then came the ideas and the drawing and the hardest part - picking the fabric!
i went with anna maria horner voile and a linen-ey type background. i've never sewn with voile before but oh wow it is a.m.a.z.i.n.g!! and just so deliciously soft.
when it came to the quilting i was totally stumped!! but then one night in a dream it came to me - zigzags! i know i'm a genius. i quilted it with aurifil variegated thread, i seriously love that stuff.
swaps are so fun and they get you to try something new, that you might not have done before, i'l definetly be joining in more swaps.
so do you join swaps??