It's all in the details . . .
Vanessa Christenson is rocking those chevrons. Am I right?! I really like this print from her simply style collection.
My original plan was to use gingham fabric. I embroidered the state of AZ and included a little heart representing the Mesa area. My next intention was to add their last name and 2013, but a little accident happened. I misplaced my fabric pen, and my stitching became crooked from eyeballing everything. It just didn't look hot, so I opted for this chevron fabric instead.
Picture from my Instagram.
I like how this accident happened. I chose not to embroider on their pillow because I felt it just didn't need it with the chevron backing and would become distracting.
I know some people could care less if directional prints stay in the right direction in a swoon block, but for some reason, it drives me bonkers when they are not. Am I the only one who has this weird quirk?
So after working hard on my beautiful pillow, it was not until AFTER I took photos that I realized one stinking block was facing the wrong way. Seriously??? The one block that required little thought nonetheless.
Fixing that was a total pain but worth it in the end. Thank goodness this pillow has a zipper!!
Swoon blocks are usually large, but I purposefully made mine small at 12". Although I do like the look and idea of using a swoon block for an entire pillow, I feel that, sometimes, the design is lost by the curvatures of the pillow. By framing the block, it allows the person to see the design without compromising the aesthetic look of a down filled pillow.
And that's the story of Britt's Swoon Pillow.
Other fabrics used:
Riley Blake Willow Herringbone
Essex Linen in Black
Kona White and Curry
Daisy Jane Mumsy
I hope you all have a good weekend! I am cleaning our apartment from top to bottom today. We drive back to NC this evening!! We are heading to UT, to CO, to KS, to TN, and then finally to NC. We'll be on the road for a little over a week. I'm excited to get back home after this 3 month long vacation. I'm ready to get back and spruce up our home! :)