Thursday, March 31, 2011
Office Pillow #2
Here is office pillow #2! When I first met Amy this fall, we visited a fabric shop together and I saw Anna Maria Horner's Sketchbook Home Dec material in person and really loved it. I didn't buy any but said that I was thinking it might make a nice pillow cover for our office. At the time, the office room was still in the middle of the messy part of the renovation, not the decorating part. Wouldn't you know that she remembered that conversation and gave me a yard of this beautiful fabric for my birthday in November?
I've been anxious to make the pillow but other projects took precedence till now. I made a 20" pillow cover with an invisible zipper (my second ever, I might add). The front is fussy cut to more or less center the bird. I quilted the circle and the one branch the reaches over the circle from the right.
I also added some embellishments here and there, mainly in the form of matching French knots. I back stitched a vein on one leaf in the upper left corner. These are details that you don't notice at all unless you look for them, but they make me happy.
The bench is looking cheerier!