Tuesday, October 25, 2011

LAMQG Anniversary Scrap Swap- Letter Pillow!

Last month, I participated in my Quilt Guild's (LAMQG) 2nd Anniversary swap. Rules: bring in a sandwich bag of your own fabric scraps, swap w/ another member and create something for them and vice versa.

I got Jules, who was in the process of creating a quilt for her daughter Talia's first big girl bed - she is 3. She gave me a bag of awesome orange, pink and brown fabric scraps, and asked for something to help decorate Talia's room. So, I went with a pillow and created this:

T is for Talia

I got the idea for the patchwork letter from Elizabeth Hartman's blog, Oh Fransson! http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2011/10/finished-billboard-quilt.html - It was fun, and very spontaneous to create. For the back I made a window pane effect which was reflective of the picture Jules gave me of the quilt she was making.

Here are some close ups of the swirly quilting on the front, as well as the fun little flowers that accent the T.
I hope Talia and Jules enjoy the pillow for years to come! Once I take some pictures, I will post them of the awesome tote bag Cynthia made me with my scraps!