A few weeks back I participated in a Pin Cushion Swap through The Quilt Asylum. They held another swap which was 16" Pillow Covers this past week. It was really exciting to see what designs everyone created.
This year I had chosen my "word for the year" to be SIMPLIFY. I just decided that I was adopting this word and adapting it to my life. I have even been enjoying a podcast about the Amish people and the wisdom they have to live a simple life. Well, due to 3 recent funerals of 3 very young people, another theme for the year kept haunting me. My new phrase is "everyday is a bouquet". Life is precious day to day and we are granted a fresh new bouquet each new morning. This is how I came up with my pillow design. It was adapted from a Nancy Halvorsen design with a few minor changes and definitely my own spin on fabric choices.
LaDonna made the the pillow cover that I received. It is a simple pieced cover but the workmanship is superb!! Her points match perfectly and the quilting is precise. I couldn't be happier with what I received and will use it to remind me to slow down and make my sewing projects more accurate.
Here are a few of the other ones that were swapped out.
It is always nice to get a group picture. I appreciate that people took time to participate in the swap making it a fun evening.