I needed some pillows for my living room, and I’d wanted to use some appliques printed in the sadly now-defunct Adorn Magazine. (wow, they’re not even in Wikipedia!) I enlarged them on a copier at work after hours and got to work… a couple weeks later. Here they are!
This is an homage to my native Wisconsin, rendered in acid green felt. Tee hee. I used a corduroy remnant for the pillow itself.
Same concept, but with a red felt sparrow. I left Sofia pick the color.
The Amy Butler remnant wasn’t big enough for the 18″ pillows I was using (left behind by the last people who lived here), so I managed to make a border. Not perfectly, but I don’t think anyone will notice. I used a hot pink narrow wale corduroy remnant for the back.
I did something special with this pillow. While all 3 have zippers on the bottom, this one has an invisible zipper! All you advanced sewers, don’t laugh at me! I did do one maybe 6 years ago, but it did nothing to alleviate my fear of these things. But they look so much better than a centered zipper (especially mine with the crooked topstitching). I did it! I think I even feel confident enough to use them exclusively from now on. I’m not positive I got the seam allowance right, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out.
Parting thought….. as I was typing this, I saw Dr Dre doing a Dr. Pepper commercial! He couldn’t have gotten that gig 20-25 years ago when he was with NWA! Makes me smile.