That is the case of this pillow. I got all caught up in the lovely pillows on Flickr and signed up for a swap...with a stranger...who more than likely is an expert seamstress. Seriously, I love what I made but when I see the others in the group I am dying. And embarassed. I am still learning...a lot. As of right now, this is the working "exchange". The fabric is Katie Jump Rope which may be it's only redeeming quality :) What do you think?