I'm over here in Florida, wearing arm floaties, trying to keep my head above water. Seriously. Tropical storm Debby is making it very gloomy over here. Yesterday the entire state was green on the weather map.
BUT. There's only a week left until Christmas in July starts! I hope you're gearing up. And a little birdie told me that there might be a giveaway on the first day ;)
As for in the meantime, I did manage to run outside during the 15 minute break from torrential downpours so that I could take some pictures of my completed Pillow Talk Swap pillow!
I'm still not sure if this is something my partner will like, but hopefully she will at least see that I put a lot of time and effort into making something for her.
Look! Not an envelope closure! That's progress, people. That is an invisible zipper. Made semi-visible by the fact that it is crooked and a little wrinkly. I think it wrinkled because I used interfacing where the zipper was, for extra strength.
There is a different kind of quilting in each section, each done in a thread to match the section. Gray: pebbles. Green: straight line. Maroon: Free-motion diamonds. White: Free-motion scribbles. Teal: Echo. The aqua section is blissfully unquilted.
I never want to see a pebble again. Like, even in real life. Just the border took me about 2 hours and 3.5 bobbins of thread. I stopped with about 3 inches of empty border space left to quilt, and I almost didn't have the will to do it. Pathetic.
But then there's pictures like this.
That makes it all worth it.
Ok, actually, the last picture looks stupid because I don't have a pillow form big enough. But if I did...oh if I did...