Autumn Leaf Pillow

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I LOVE this fabric from Jo-Ann! I used some strips for my fabric-tie fall wreath, a small piece for a mat for my upcycled fan cover tray, and a big piece for this autumn pillow.  For a-la-mode, I marked the center of the front and back (after stitching and stuffing), double-threaded a L-O-N-G needle with orange floss, stacked three buttons, went down through the left buttonholes to the back and up through the right buttonholes, pulled the floss tight to create a valley, and tied. I love using this technique on pillows to add an extra bit of visual interest and texture! (Click photo for larger view.) The finished pillow is 18 x 18 inches and will go to the silent auction at the Pumpkinfest at my church later this month. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy seeing it on the wooden rocker in my living room.  ♥

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  1. We love your blog with all of the great craft ideas so we’ve nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award. You can find out info at our post today.

    Love the autumn crafts you’ve been featuring. My question – if I make those things will our weather cool off? Been in the triple digits again – here in San Diego!

    • OH, thank you! That is SO sweet! And I’m *pretty* sure that putting up fall decor makes the temperature fall. 🙂 I’ve been to San Diego once, though, and I thought it was a beautiful city! 🙂 Thanks again for the lovely award . . . I appreciate you! 🙂

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