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The latest theme at Le Challenge is "Nature." A flower motif is such an easy response to the theme, but I will say this was definitely a time intensive project with lots of hand sewing. The pillow is 24" square- I bought a brand new 24" pillow form at a yard sale for $1 a while ago and wanted to finally put it to use.
I chose one of my favorite pieces from my stash, a Summersville print to be the background of the pillow - such cozy little houses!
I did a zippered back with a Comma dot to cover the zipper. I always use this tutorial, from Sew Mama Sew, to do a zippered pillow. By using washable 1/4" tape instead of pins, I find installing zippers in these types of projects to be a breeze.
Don't my patchwork pillows look good together? Time to make another I think. (Thanks again to Jen for adding to my collection.) I am loving making pillow lately because they allow me to try out a new technique without committing to a HUGE project. I also finally have the space to enjoy a few decorative pillows in my home- they don't feel like clutter- as they may have in our former home.
Linking up to Le Challenge and Finish it up Friday.