As I wrote in my last post,
I played with the fabric from Provence my Mom sent me.
You probably have seen my inspiration:
the PB olive oil patch pillow cover ,
cool, but not soft and over price!
So I made my own version, and my own patch!
I used the fabric from the top right corner,
the image sticks out of the clear square onto the yellow border,
so I decided to go wider, much wider!
I fused some wonder under to the patch
(a little smaller than the actual square),
and like PB I stitched twice around the patch
and frayed the edges
(does not work if fused to the top!)
The background fabric is 100% linen from Joann,
it does wrinkle a lot,
but has a great live in feel!
The rest of the pillow is sewed simply, without zipper,
just by overlapping the fabric in the back,
as I have done on these pillows.
As I was concerned about all the frayed edges
and our "active" life style
(ie. big dogs, small children)
I decided to make another one:
Here I just sewed bands of linen around the olive oil picture.
I just love this fabric!
Together they work well,
and so far the raw edges are surviving nicely
Come back tomorrow for more olive goodness
and Wednesday for the giveaway!
*update: giveaway closed*