Thursday, February 21, 2013

Simply Modern and Pezzy

For my first official Flickr swap I was allowed to participate in the X Factor Pillow Swap. Today I wanted to share with you the pillow I made.  I named it Simply Modern and Pezzy because of the 3 fabric lines I used to make it.  The only guideline was squares.  I used a mini charm pack of Simply Color, and then cuts from a Pezzy and Half Moon Modern charm pack.  All three lines work so beautifully together. 

Simply Modern and Pezzy
For the quilting I used Kelly's video tutorial on Cathedral quilting.  The way she does it makes it really easy to get a somewhat complicated look.  This method is perfect for 2" squares.  I used gray thread for a little contrast.
Simply Modern and Pezzy quilting
I love to put piping on a pillow so I did here with Madrona Road text in black.

I did not get any pictures of the back :^(
To my surprise, the pillow was voted second out of 18 entries!  This means I get one of my top choices and if I get the pillow I think I am, I will die with happiness!  I loved participating in this swap.  It was so cool and stress free.  I enjoyed the mystery of it and then the voting process.  There were so many beautiful pillows in the group I'm glad to be getting any one of them.  I'm so excited about the next round.  Next post I will share what I received from this swap and my swap with Jessie of Inside The Paper Box.

Happy sewing!