I wanted to add a little splash of red and turquoise to my living room, so I sewed up these two couch pillows. For this rectangle pillow, I gathered some 1-1/2 inch strips of turquoise material and sewed them on the pillow front corner-to-corner. For the flower, I twisted and coiled the fabric strips and hand-stitched them to the pillow front. I had a tendency to pull my hand stitches tight, and the fabric gathered, so I had to watch it and loosen the stitches a bit as I went. After the front was finished, I sewed the back and front together, stuffed the pillow, and hand-stitched it closed.
For the black polka dot pillow, I gathered both long sides of a 30-inch strip of red fabric and sewed two 1-inch strips (folded in half) of cream fabric to each edge of gathered red fabric. I then sewed the black polka dot fabric to each edge (right sides together). Once that was done, I coiled and stitched down the turquoise ric-rac and added the red button.
Creativity is my passion! Quilting is my main creative outlet, but I also enjoy home decorating, gardening, baking, reading, running, making photo books, and yoga. I am the owner of Quilting Together, a machine quilting business, where both modern and traditional quilting is appreciated! I am the wife of an awesome man and the mother of four awesome kiddos.