Wednesday, February 8, 2012

echo...stella...love!

aaaand... i'm back.  sorry about the hiatus!  i am happy to say that after almost two weeks of being lost i found my camera...  hiding in the bottom of one of my rarely used bags!   reunited and it feels so good! although, i am secretly planning on securing a camera mistress once we get our tax refund... ;)

so, a while back jacey and i decided to swap... really it was supposed to be christmas presents...  

this is what she sent me, on time... seriously, awesome!  
 isn't this the coolest pillow?   i love echo.  i want to bathe in it.
 and her quilting is amazing!  the straight lines and the x's intersecting the circles!  
 perfection!  i truly love it!  
i really do love it so.  thank you so much over and over jacey!  you are such a great friend!  this pillow makes me so happy; everyone in our house uses it but me most of all!

and this is what i made for her, sent just a liiiiiiiittttle late...  a sweet little plus pillow.  (thank you jacey for taking the pictures and sharing with me.)  i finished the pillow and sent it off to her and my camera was still missing!  doesn't it look sooo awesome against her blue wall!  i love all the pictures jacey takes.  

Nicke's outdone herself by missyecaj
Nicke's outdone herself, a photo by missyecaj on Flickr.
i used dear stella and a variety of other various prints; bliss, amy butler, and that ds yellow i love so much!  but seriously, i have an intense love affair with dear stella.  
i need more, i need it all, i need it now.  

i hand stitched around all of the full pluses and then around the border.  i was worried it wasn't enough but i think it adds just what it needed.  oh, and i added an invisible zipper... see above... and it went swimmingly, i am the queen of the invisible zip now-a-days.
I heart you, plus quilt by missyecaj
so, a very happy swap.
  i truly look forward to more!  ;)

21 comments:

  1. Happy swap indeed! I love the hand stitching on your pillow cover.

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  2. Ooooo, pretty, pretty pillows!
    And yours just reminds me...I need to learn hand stitching. I love the way it looks!

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  3. Your hand stitching is amazing. The pillows are both fabulous........and that blue chair!! What is the attraction with chipped paint? My husband just doesn't get it. LOVE it.

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  4. The both look fab, and love the quilting on each of them :o)

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  5. I never get tired of plus quilts/pillows! Beautiful fabric selection too!

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  6. Yay, you're back! And I don't know what I like more, your gorgeous hand quilting or that yummy yellow machine quilting!

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  7. Your pillow from jacey is wonderful! I love the yellow stitching. And your pillow to her is remarkable! I love all the mustards, greys and blacks. Your hand stitching is perfect! And you are so right her pictures are very sweet. Glad you are back :)

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  8. Welcome back Nicke! What a cute swap! I love your plus pillow. And you're a super lucky recipient of that equally darling echo pillow.

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  9. OH, it's the best when you connect with someone on a soul level! You and Jacey share a special bond--friendship and absolutely outstanding taste!

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  10. what an amazing swap for both of you!

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  11. I am so very glad you found your camera. I knew it was somewhere simple!!! You mean to tell me you are buying another camera to lose? Oh Lordy!!!

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  12. Wow, that handstitching really does finish that cushion off!! Great colour choices, too - you clever cookie!

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  13. So glad you found your camera...hate that feeling! LOVE the pillows and who can't love Echo fabric?? I just got a FQ bundle and trying to decide what I want to do with it!

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  14. Nicke
    So glad u found ur camera ;)
    And u r so awesome!
    I love ur quilting skills!
    I wish we lived closer so I could have u teach me more!
    I need to get sewing again ;)
    Miss u and ur cute family

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  15. What it is awesome! Great work both of you!

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  16. You are awesome, friend. I'm glad you love your pillow, and I certainly love mine. It makes me so happy that we know one another. Thanks for being such a great friend, Nicke!!

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  17. What a great swap! Both of your pillows are awesome!

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  18. Oh, swaps are so fun! These both look great!

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