Monday, October 15, 2012

Pillows Pillows Everywhere

I don't know what got into me but I've been making a passel of pillows lately.  I think it may be that I am so over my living room furniture and I thought some new pillows might make them more tolerable until I feel like spending some cash on new couches and chairs.  

Last week I made a dresden plate pillow for my neighbor and I also finished one for us too.  It's sitting behind the smaller appliqued gobble gobble one which I finished up over the weekend.

This is the first time I've done welting or piping on a pillow.  I love the effect but it was a little time consuming.  Not hard but it added a good 30 minutes to the completion time.  If you want to see how to do the applique part check out my how to applique post.

I made a sweater pillow a few weeks ago from an ivory cable knit I found at the goodwill for $4.  Let me tell you though it was not easy to find a sweater that was both large enough and a neutral color that would be good in a living room.  There were a lot of very bright neon colors and overly decorated sweaters that would just look strange in a living room or at least my living room.  Anyways, I am going to try back another time soon because my sister wants one too.  Maybe I'll try to get a cardigan and do some buttons down the middle.  This one turned out okay.  It's nothing splashy, but it looks nice and is a good neutral addition.

And here's a pillow that is a work in progress.  I am using same set of fabrics so that all the pillows while different will coordinate.  Also because I'm cheap.  I still have tons left from this fat quarter bundle and I don't feel like spending any additional money on new fall fabrics right now.

I think after this one I am moving on to another quilt and some Christmas pillows.  What are you up to right now?

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

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  1. Your pillows are great! I have two store bought ivory sweater pillows and yours looks better. :)

  2. I love all of your pillows! The colors of your fabrics are so pretty. the gobble gobble one cracks me up :) using a sweater to make a pillow is a fabulous idea - I need to go check out some thrift shops now to see what I can turn up :) Have a great day!

  3. Love your gobble gobble pillow - such a perfect sentiment for Thanksgiving! Visiting from Tuesday's Treasures... Rhonda @ home.made.


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