Saturday, December 4, 2010

Decorative Pillows

I was asked to make some pillows to be placed in Lily Dily's booth at Art Angels antique shop here in town. She supplied all of the FABULOUS fat quarter fabrics as well as some buttons and trims. She gave me free reign in putting together these pillows and designing them...though sometimes it was challenging (because my mind has these GREAT ideas that are rather difficult to make happen) I ended up loving EVERY pillow and was sad to let them go to their owner.

Here was my first pillow. Instead of diving in and using two fat quarters right away, I opted to play it safe and just use one so that made the pillow a smaller rectangular shape. I added a ruffle trim from the same fabric on the front and finished it with a blue ribbon.

The next pillow I tackled was with my FAVORITE fabric of them all so I knew I wanted to do something different and pretty. I decided on embellishing the pillow with some handmade different styles of flowers out of coordinating fabrics. This was the most time consuming part--creating the ruffled and rolled flowers. I also embellished it with some buttons and ribbon. The back is a super fun coral and white polks-dot fabric.

At this point Larry thought what was the point of these pillows if you can't touch them? 
He doesn't so much see the purpose in DECORATIVE pillows :)

After my first two pillows I kind of took off in making the rest! One of my next ones was a sqaure pillow that had a coordinating fabric strip on the font that I trimmed with lace. I embellished the center with a green felt flower shape, some Heat-n-Bonded fabric and a button in the center. It's a little different and fun and it turned out awesome. The back is the same fabric as the strip on the front. 

The next pillow was Larry's favorite. He said it looked ready to be placed in a baby boy's room. I think he was starting to get the idea of decorative pillows. :)  
I used an adorable blue and yellow striped floral fabric with a matching yellow solid fabric. I decided to break out some of the ric-rac that Lily Dily supplied me with. 
Though this was probably the most challenging pillow to put together, it turned out amazing!

I also made a round pillow, which was my first. Simple idea, but a fair challenge in keeping it a PERFECT circle while sewing. :) Each sides were made from different fabric and had a center button for a finished look. The pillow on the right was a simple square shape. Since there was so much going on with the fabric print, I left it with just a center button as well. :) The back was a contrasting green and brown polka dot fabric.  

All of the fabric was VERY different from each other, but a few of my favorites had a very vintage/chic feel. Bows are very much in style right now and fit right in with the feel of the vintage-style fabric, so I free hand cut a felt shaped bow and stitched it on the front of my next pillow. The back was a beautiful coordinating large floral print. I LOVE the girly-ness of this pillow! 

There was a fabric that was SO pretty that I didn't even want to add a button to it! The floral print was large and pink and so beautiful that I just centered it as a square pillow and used a coordinating green floral print for the back. I think this may the pillow that Lily Dily kept for herself, as she loved the pink flowers as much as I did.

Here are all the pillows in their glory. I love each and every one and hope Lily Dily does too--and that she has success in selling them at her shop!  



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Unknown said...

These look great! =) Nice job!!

Lily Dily said...

Thanks again for the beautiful pillows and my store sign "Lily Dily"!!! I LOVE them all!! Yes, I did keep the pink flowered pillow to go with the seat for my "new" repainted desk and hutch I just finished..all the pillows are in their spots in my "Lily Dily" shop in Art Angels waiting for a new home. It was very hard to part with them, but....THANKS AGAIN...Linda

Katie said...

LOVE these pillows! You did a great job! You need to link these up at Sew Woodsy!

Dacia said...

Thanks for the blog visit and nice comment. Your pillows turned out beautifully :)

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