Friday, November 19, 2010

A practice pillow

My swap partner with the Pillow Talk Swap likes linen, and I'd really like to incorporate linen into the pillow I make for her.  I'm excited because I have been interested in working with linen on a project, but haven't jumped in yet.  I decided I needed a test run in using linen before actually making her pillow.  New Christmas pillow covers for the couch have been on my list for a while now.  I used my scraps from my Mug Rug Swap project.  I really like using the non-Christmas fabric in red and green.  It was a fun easy project and came together really quickly.  The white linen does add a really nice texture, but was difficult to use as it frays quite a bit.  I starched it, which helped.  The back is a simple envelope enclosure.  One half is solid red, the other green.

4 comments:

  1. I love it! I wish I had used traditional Christmas colors when I started buying and making ornaments for my tree. Blue, purple, and green don't make me feel in the Christmas mood and I'd love to have this combo of red and lime green.

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  2. Oh Kati, I love this pillow! I want to make a quilt like this. I wish I knew how to make pillows b/c I'm going to need to make a couple to match! Matter of fact I need a cover for a pillow about this size that lives on my red leather chair. Do you have a tutorial on just a basic cover with the envelope closure?

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  3. Love it! What a cute festive pillow!!

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  4. It looks super cute!! Oh, and congrats on winning the Bliss pack from Adrianne. You lucky girl :)

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