Here are the pillows I made in the other two "pillow rounds":
Swap #5 is over and has proven a somewhat challenging round for me. Not only did my partner - who I was making the pillow for - drop out 2 weeks before the deadline, but I was also moving at the same time, dealing with a ton of deadlines at work, a faulty internet connection at home (so no internet at all), the need to install everything at home (I let that one go pretty quickly, light and heat are obviously important but getting a bed can easily wait for two months while I sleep on a mattress) and the need to find another room mate asap because apartments in Munich are almost impossible to finance on your own (unless you are a millionaire - then you probably bought an apartment here anyway). Oh, and making christmas presents (see last post of my parents' quilt).
So, the swap was a constant inner rant of "OMG, I am totally going to be late" and "I should have never signed up for this" and "What was I thinking, moving and signing up for this at the same time before christmas". I did manage to make it at the very last minute (and there were even packages delivered after mine) but I pulled some allnighters to get it done and I love my sleep. Thankfully, everything worked out while sewing, I didn't run out of fabrics and I didn't make any major sewing mistakes.
I also managed to get - yet again - the most beautiful pillow in the swap. This one was made by Andrea of Quiltmanufaktur and it is living in wonderful company now with its three siblings from the other two swaps.
I don't know if I will be participating in the next round yet. It will be another pillow round but based on the X Factor Swap so that should make things easier. I guess we will see :)