Here is a photo of my new favorite pillow that I finished last night! It just sort of evolved . . . here’s how.
(1) When I recently organized my crafty corner, these two fabrics ended up side by side on a shelf and made me think of Christmas. The red cotton is from a thrifted tablecloth, and the lime green felt is from the citrus coasters I made last summer. Then I saw an argyle sweater in an ad, and a lightbulb went on!
(2) I used a shape pattern from Google images to cut these diamonds from the felt. Then I pinned them in rows and pondered how to attach them. I decided that having the corners loose would give the pillow a more interesting texture, so I embroidered an “X” across the middle of each diamond . . . sort of a “free-form argyle.” 🙂
(3) When I stitched the pillow front and back together (the back is another piece of the red tablecloth, unadorned), I stitched through the middle of each outer diamond, which gave the edges a sort of rick-rack pattern. Finally, I stuffed the pillow and hand-stitched the opening. I may never make another one, but it sure makes me smile! ♥
Thank you!!! 🙂
That is very pretty!!
Thank you, Lisa! 🙂
Very clever and very festive!
Thank you! 🙂 It’s definitely bright! 🙂
Cute and so clever. What a fun project.
Thank you! It sure was fun to make! 🙂
🙂 You have lots of fun, part of why your blog is so appealing.
“I may never make another one, but it sure makes me smile!” This comment sounds SO MUCH like me! LOL I certainly identify with the comment but the pillow is adorable!
It’s just fun too much fun to keep trying new things, isn’t it? 🙂 Thank you for the sweet compliment, too! 🙂
I love how you used the X to attach the diamonds, it’s really cute.
Thank you, Lois! 🙂
Cute! Cute!!! I love this one!!!
Thank you!!! That’s a perfect compliment coming from someone with your amazing talent! 🙂
Aren’t you sweet?! Thanks back at ‘ya, and I’ll double that! LOL!
Now THAT made me smile!!! 🙂 Thank you, Alex! 🙂
Very clever idea. Looks so cute.
Thank you! It certainly has the Christmas spirit! 🙂
so pretty, I really like it! 🙂
Thank you!!! It was fun and relaxing to make! 🙂
Beautiful Fabric, and color. Thank you for sharing, and also for stopping by. You do nice work. Best, Mtetar
Thank you! It’s so nice to meet you! 🙂
The same to you. Mtetar
Very cute pillow! I love how you were inspired by fabric sitting next to each other on a shelf. Inspiration comes from the most unexpected places! Thanks for sharing this!
You’re very welcome, Vickie! And you’re a PRO at putting colors together, so I’m sure you find inspiration all around you. It’s fun, isn’t it? 🙂
Fabulous and festive!!
Thank you! 🙂
so cool looking! and I love your free form argyle 🙂
Thank you! It was fun! And I have quite a few diamonds left over, so it will be interesting to see where they end up! 🙂 (Why do I always overdo???) 🙂
maybe a mini pillow for tree ornaments?
Good idea!!! Thank you, Josee! 🙂
Love the COLORS!
Thank you! It’s definitely a bright spot in the room! 🙂
I bet I adore the green and use it in jewelry but usually shy away from Reds 🙂 I must change that and love ALL the Colors in the Box!
I’m getting into the Spirit of Christmas with that pillow!
That is just GREAT!!! you are so clever!
Aww . . . thank you! It was fun! 🙂
Thank you!!! 🙂
So festive and pretty! Love the argyle pattern! Wonderful job!
Thank you! It sure was fun! 🙂
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“…and a lightbulb went on.”
Your lightbulbs aren’t always on in that amazing head of yours?
Oh wait, maybe you meant *another* lightbulb went on.
Yes, that must be it. ::grin::
Yes, another one!!! 🙂 Thank you for another comment that made me smile! 🙂
I love all of your crafty pillow creations but I have to admit this is my favourite one so far. Well done! ~Thea
Thank you, Thea! I’m going to give it to my friend who gave me the bierocks! 🙂
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