Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pillowed

Here is Summer Basket finished as an envelope style pillow. I used some fabric that I had on hand, and the more I think about it, I'm pretty sure that it's some BBD Moda fabric. I didn't have quite enough, so I had to add some muslin to the back, but who's looking?

This had become one of my favorite pillow finishes. These envelope pillows are super adaptable and very forgiving.


I took this picture this morning on our back deck. Sheesh.  I didn't realize how much of the back driveway would be in the photo.  Please ignore the dead plants and scrap wood! I've been a terrible gardener this year.  There were times that I had more dead baskets than living ones.  It was so hot and dry this summer, and that was part of it.  But maybe I've been channeling a little Morticia Addams, also.  I've always admired her housekeeping style, so why not mimic her gardening style, too?

26 comments:

  1. I love how you finished this one! Beautiful finish! I hear you on Morticia Addams. I think I tend to follow her style in the garden a lot. lol!

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  2. Oh wow! I love it. It is just beautiful and I love how you have finished it too. x

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  3. The pillow is gorgeous! You know I would have never seen the drive if you hadn't mentioned it. But, I whole heartedly admire your gardening skills. I DO NOT do outside flowers at all. I look at them and poof - dead!

    Smiles - Denise

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  4. Beautiful pillow! And no worries about the plants, most of mine are dead too. I am hoping to get some mums and fall flowers soon!

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  5. Very pretty. And, I wouldn't have noticed the background if you hadn't pointed it out. I was way too focused on the pretty stitching and fabric.

    Pam

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  6. Love the pillow finish, stunning:-)

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  7. I love the way you finished this pillow. Great job on the stitching and the finish!

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  8. Beautiful finish! The fabric on the pillow is lovely.

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  9. That is beautiful~~ It has got ME written all over it~~~ VERY nice job~~~ Faye

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  10. Oh how pretty! Can you please share how you made the pillow? There are only so many places to hang framed pieces :^)

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  11. Lee: that is just beautiful! Job well done : )

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  12. It gorgeous Lee! I hadn't noticed anything other than the pillow until you pointed it out. My yard (we don't garden) wouldn't pass any close inspection.

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  13. I was too busy staring at your beautiful finish to notice the background!! Of course after you mentioned it, I had to scroll back up to see what you were talking about - and lo and behold there was that pillow again - still didn't notice what was in the back!

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  14. Lee, this is probably one of my favorite finishes - it is just beautiful, especially with that fabulous fabric!

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  15. What a wonderful finish, Lee! I love that fabric too!

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  16. YAY--you finished it, Lee! It looks just beautiful--bright and cheerful. How nice that you had the complementary fabric right in your stash, too...

    Your idea of gardening sounds like mine... I always start out with the best of intentions, but then forget to water, neglect the weeding, etc. By this time of year I'm just glad the leaves are falling and hiding my half-dead plants!

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  17. Beeeeeautiful! I love that fabric with it. As to Morticia Adams... well she had it right. More time for stitching that way

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  18. A beautiful finish. Love the fabric you've used.

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  19. Your pillow is gorgeous, Morticia! ;--) I second the request to learn how you did the finishing. It's just picture perfect.

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  20. Oh, Lee, that is absolutely gorgeous!! I love that finish. And it just beams of you!!!
    Judy

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  21. I absolutely love your finish! It's so pretty.

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  22. Lee, I love how you finished this one. The fabric is just perfect for it!

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  23. Very pretty! :)
    I think it is a gorgeous combination of fabric and stitched design!

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