Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pillow talk , take one

As promised here is the pillow I've been working on using some lovely vibrant batik fabrics. I had very nearly finished it yesterday afternoon but wasn't entirely happy with the way it looked and it's still not 100% perfect in my eyes but despite it's slight imperfections I do love the look of it and it goes perfectly with my batik quilt.

The main problem I had with this pillow was getting it stuffed well without it losing its shape. I ended up taking it apart this morning and applying a double layer of interfacing to the sides and iron-on batting and a few quilting lines to the base to give it a more structured look and stop any distortion.

My inspiration for this pillow was the flower I've sewn to the centre. I made this flower a few months ago but it ended bigger than intended so its been sitting patiently waiting to adorn the perfect project. I think it makes this pillow look 'pretty' in a bohemian sort of way.

I put in an invisible zipper on the side which turned out pretty much perfect thanks to this great tutorial.


I had intended to put this pillow in my shop but with what I've learnt with this one I shall make another more perfect  one with maybe a large covered button in the centre. Besides it's looks quite at home in my big vintage cane armchair with its matching quilt.

9 comments:

Leslie said...

what a great pillow..fun colors too!

Needled Mom said...

It is a great looking pillow. I love the flower center.

Lis said...

Your batik pillow is gorgeous - we are always so hard on our own work aren't we?

bearpaw said...

Very pretty. I have never used batiks, they really stand out, don't they?!

Hannele said...

It's so cute!

Karen said...

What a great pillow. I am not normally drawn to batiks but your choice of fabrics is just so lovely. Good luck making the next one.

solomi558 said...

Your a girl after my own Heart , I love colourand fabric is one way of enjoying that passion. I love your cushion---cottonreel

Ariane said...

I love this pillow! It's adorable.

Wendy said...

Your pillow is beautiful! I love the colours you've used, I love purple but always struggle to find purple printed fabrics.

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