Monday, August 2, 2010

olive fabric, take I

As I wrote in my last post,

I played with the fabric from Provence my Mom sent me.

You probably have seen my inspiration:

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*
Happy sewing!

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  1. Those are so awesome! I saw them in the catalog and loved them. How handy that you had some fabric around that worked so perfectly!

  2. So pretty! I love that cute pop of yellow. :) Visiting from The CSI Project. Hope you'll stop by and visit me too. :)


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