Tuesday, November 20, 2012

So long, farewell, aufwiedersehn...

...goodbye to my Modern She Made Swap pillow cover. 
It is now on it way to its new home.  I really hate to see it go but
I hope the recipient loves it as much as I do.
 
 
It took me a while to decide what to quilt in those corners.  In the end I opted for more feathers.  Everything else I sketched just didn't seem to work for me.  Part of me wonders if I
should have just left the space unquilted...maybe next time.
 
For the binding and backing I went with a taupy grey daisy print. I really wanted something with a lack of color so as to not take your eye away from where you should really be looking.  I think a colorful binding would have kept drawing your eyes to edge too much.
 
I also made a few other goodies to send along with the pillow...a little
coin purse, a key chain, and a needle book.

 
 
Thank you to everyone who left comments the last time I posted about this project. 
It took me a long time to decide what to make.  And even once I decided
what to do, I wasn't always sure I was on the right track.
 
It always feels good to receive positive feedback.
 
Thanks again. 

15 comments:

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Very cute!! And I love the little add ins you made too. She will be over the moon happy! Happy Thanksgiving!

Quilt Hollow said...

WOW!! I hope you will make yourself one, its a beauty!

paulette said...

Your friend is going to be OVER the moon!! Well done!
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Phyllis in Minnesota said...

Your pillow cover is a thing of beauty - nice work. Love your Thanksgiving stuffing recipe also.

beaquilter said...

wow! awesome pillow and cute stuff :-)

Pip said...

I would be sorry to have that leave my house as well, just gorgeous and the binding is perfect for it.

Kindred Quilts said...

Simply gorgeous!

Kaaren said...

It's absolutely gorgeous, Monica...and the wee gifties as well.

If I were to open a package and see all that beauty, I'd be over the moon...and back!

You're going to make someone very happy. What a generous and beautiful swap gift(s).

Nicole said...

Gorgeous pillow cover! The quilting is just stunning. What a lucky partner!

Challenge Coins said...

I always found many new things n your designs thank you very much for sharing such creative post.

QuiltNut Creations said...

Beautiful pillow!

Sandi said...

I like that you echoed the curved lines from your centre and did them in the corners.

Your swap partner should be delighted with your gifts.

Little Island Quilting said...

Wonderful colours and quilting

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh it is so cute and I know the person you are sending it to will be truly blessed to receive it.

Mama Spark said...

This is beautiful! Is the block your own design or is there a pattern? Just gorgeous! Your swap partner will be thrilled.