So I've had visions of pillows in my head.....
Remember the stars? and the red ticking stripe? I picked up some saturated red cording trim...
Ready for assembly!!
I've had a very very longstanding vision of a couple other pillows. I picked these fruit needlepoint canvases up on Ebay a very very very long time ago for $7.99....
Only the fruits were stitched, so I got some black wool and stitched the backgrounds. And then they went on the blocking board. Where they hung. and hung. and hung. for years. YEARS! I had a vision...of a lovely tapestry fabric...dripping trims...and two lovely pillows. And yet..the needlepoint remained hanging on the blocking board.
Enter girls junkin' day with my friend, blogless Kimm. We went to one of our favorite haunts and I kept being drawn to this.
A pillow cover. .99 cents. The color was wonderful...and it had fruit all over it...lovely. I left it hanging. We were getting ready to leave and it caught my eye again. Kimm asked if I would put a pillow form in it or what (because we like to bounce ideas off of each other before purchasing things). I said I really liked the colors...and that I could CUT IT UP! And use it to frame out my fruit NEEDLEPOINTS! She concurred that for .99 cents...it was a good purchase regardless of if it worked for the needlepoints. It was a buck. So I bought it.
And it worked!!!
I picked up interfacing, drippy fringe...
and today...I got busy!
I was giddy as I was framing these out.
The pillow cover fabric is PERFECT!!!
I wanted a more elaborate trim treatment..so I coupled the green chenille fringe with the saturated red cording. A little tricky sewing...
but it all worked out!
I love them!
I took an old flattened down bed pillow and sewed two parallel seams. Then I cup up the center and had to squishy pillow forms! Perfect! Because I really like squishy pillows!
I took another down bed pillow and used it as the pillow form for the stars & stripes pillow!
I just did the simple red cording on this one. I love it!!
I did the overlap back treatment on all of these so they can be easily laundered. The dogs, ya know.
Of course certain house inhabitants felt the need to suggest that perhaps the fruit pillows do not 'match' with the stars & stripes pillow. PSHAW! They all have the same red neutral! They're FINE, I say!
And just in time for the Independence Day holiday, and the rest of summer!
I think they all say 'casual'....and anyway...my intent was not for them to all be arranged TOGETHER on the same sofa...but heck..I think they work anyway.
PillowVision is complete!