Wednesday, February 2, 2011

More pillows

One lonely block can add a big punch with you make it into a decorator pillow. 

Here, I had extra fabric and made just one more block. After hand quilting it (using muslin as a backing), it became a eye-catching pillow top. A strip of rust fabric was wrapped around cording for the matching piping. A navy ruffle completes the edge. Pow! a great accent for your room.  

Another ruffle-edged pillow was made to match my Tuscanitily quilt. 

The pillow top was cut from a large print fabric and smokey black "ironwork" was machine appliqued around the edge. A narrow border substitutes for the piping, a simple solution to add color to the pillow edge. Again, the pillow top was quilted before the ruffle was attached. The look of a double ruffle can be easy to achieve by stitching together two strips of fabric. (The back strip is wider by 1-1/2" to make a 3/4" overlap unto the front.)

Have you added a ruffle to your latest pillow?

Don't forget to come back for more pillow ideas as my pillow pile starts to climb.

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