|Joining French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday!|
I bought this lovely ticking stripe fabric from my favorite fabric outlet a few months ago. It's a Waverly pattern - the fabric has a heavy weave and it is very nice to touch.
I had recently bought delightfully squishy 20x20 inch pillow forms and thought of making the fabric up into pillow covers. I knew I wanted to do some sort of ruffle around the edge, and that is where my project came to a halt. I was a bit intimidated.
I gave my attention to skirts, and baby quilts and knitting. But yesterday I got the bug to do them and after a bit of discussion about the ruffle with Lindsay, I got to it! Such an easy and quick project! I cut out the body of the cover 21x21 inches to give room for the seams and then the ruffle I cut 2 strips of 4 inches wide by 108 inches in length. After sewing it into a strip, I hand gathered it onto one of the body pieces and then sewed the ruffle to it. Then I laid the other body piece on top, attaching it but leaving a space unsewn so that I could turn it right side out and insert the pillow form. I then hand stitched it closed. Voila'!
I think it looks pinkish from farther away...
I am so happy with them. It was a great project for a rainy day.
My other project yesterday came after a text from my sister in law Paula - my niece in love and nephew had their second boy! He came two days before her scheduled csection. So the project? Why watching for Facebook statuses of the family! I knew they would have photos up as soon as they could and I wanted to see him!
Congratulations on new baby boy into the family tree! Guess he knew more than the doctor :)ReplyDelete
Love the ticking stripe pillows. So pretty!
Love the pillow!!ReplyDelete
Awww! He is so beautiful! Congrats Aunt!ReplyDelete
I love that material on the pillow. You did a wonderful job.
I want to make my granddaughter a pillowcase dress.ReplyDelete
Have you ever made one? I’d love to have some feedback.
I ran into your Mom and Dad at the store today. It was so nice to get to chat about little Camden. Of course it is always nice to see your parents. They are 'da bomb!ReplyDelete
Love that pillow. It is so country chic!
Congrats on the new nephew. beautiful children.ReplyDelete
John's daughter and granddaughter arrived today from Florida with a little great-grand in tow. Such a cutie pie. I love to see the look on these guys faces when they are so clearly smitten. All the best to the growing family!ReplyDelete
Your pillows came out beautifully!
You are so industrious! I'm impressed. And that new baby sure is adorable, too!ReplyDelete
I love Waverly, I love ticking stripe and I love red!! Great pillows.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on the ever expanding family. He's beautiful.
Hello sweet Deanna,ReplyDelete
I so wish I could sew as well as you. Your pillow is lovely, just as is the rest of your home.
Congrats on the new baby in the family.
Love & Prayers,
I love your new pillows! And I agree with Debbie...love the Waverly, love ticking, love red. (Also love that your fabric was a bargain!)ReplyDelete
Sometimes it just takes the investment of a little time to give our home (and ourselves) a lift. Thanks for sharing. :-)
Very cute pillows! Great job on getting that bargain! Congrats on addition in the familyReplyDelete
I love ticking, and your pillows look great. I love squishy pillows too. Congratulations on the addition to your extended family.ReplyDelete