Monday, 3 June 2013

nothing's the same.

if one person sees a magpie it means sorrow but if two people see the one magpie it counts as two!

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.

 i'd also never made flying geese before and its always fun to try something new. my partner said she (or might be a he) liked bright colours, i think this qualifies.

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??

rachael x


  1. I am in 4 swaps and after seeing your gorgeous pillow, wish I was in yours.....
    You do lovely work

  2. Really beautiful R! If your partner doesn't like it just send it on to me! Jxo

  3. Lovely - I have just completed my 3rd little swap of the year. I am hoping to graduate to the "BIG SWAPS" soon, think I need to learn some new techniques first though.

  4. You can't go wrong with AMH voiles and linen - your cushion is perfect and your partner will LOVE it! :)

  5. That zigzag quilting is absolutely perfect!

  6. This pillow is stunning! I am in awe, and would be with myself if I could make a beautiful pillow like that.