Tuesday, February 17, 2009

One project down...

And 'several' more to go ~ lol. I finished my pillow project... actually, it's been done for about a week but I'm just getting around to posting photos. I have several of these quilt blocks but decided to start with just one pillow. I'm really happy with the way it turned out!





I used fabric from a vintage, twin bedspread as the body of the pillow cover. I love the aqua color and the texture reminds me of vintage upholstery fabric ~ neat-o!

After I had sewn the back panels on, I realized that the pattern was running the opposite way from the front panel. This is a happy accident because I like the way it looks better than if it was matching. I think it gives it more character.




The block is made of lightweight cotton so I backed it with white fabric so the pretty colors would pop and framed it with vintage, baby ric-rac in black to complement to black embroidery. When I sewed the block onto the backing, I already had black thread loaded on my machine and I figured I'd be covering it with the ric-rac anyway ~ lol ~ that stuff is TINY! I'm calling the black stitching that peeks out here and there 'character' too :)




The pillow cover is envelope style and I used the contrasting texture of the top edge of the bedspread fabric for the side of the opening that shows. I considered adding buttons to the closure but I think I like it the way it is :) Thanks for taking a peek!


10 comments:

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Veeeerrryyy Nice! Love the choice of backing too. Good work!!
Irene :)

Lori said...

that turned out beautifully!!! what a great pillow:)

yippeevintage said...

Thank you, ladies! :)

Cottage In The Sun said...

Aren't happy accidents the best?! And I think baby rickrack makes everything better! Beautifully done!

Tiedupmemories said...

Wow! It looks beautiful!Your a pro!!Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog!So what's your next sewing project?
Tracy

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Love the pillow and your colors and patterns! Your work is gorgeous!!!

Also, thanks so much for your wonderful comments on my wedding day happiness and blunders! So sweet of you!

Jemm said...

Very pretty pillow! I love the "look" of your blog :)

The Catnap Cottage said...

Oh, so pretty and wellmade! Love it - watched those quilt blocks for a while, and darn it, let them get away. Glad you got them - LOVE this pillow!! Cindy

Katy said...

Thanks for following my blog! Added you to my new listing of vintage blogs in the NW :0) P.S. Adorable pillow! ~ kt

Secondhandrose said...

What a delightful pillow. I think I have some of those squares around here somewhere. I'll have to try that. Come for a visit.

karen

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