Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Eclectic Elements Patchwork Pillow

I've had a pile of Eclectic Elements fabric for ages....for some reason, I ordered the fat eighths thinking I'd cut them up and piece them together for a wall hanging.
 
 
After a shopping trip to Hobby Lobby and seeing all the cool oblong pillows they had, I decided to give it a go and make one of my own.
 
This side has a piece from the Melange Collection of fat eighths...it worked perfectly!

 
 I grabbed 3 bags of stuffing and took off to go "design." 
 


I wanted some color, so I used the red newsprint piece on the sides



I knew the 1/8s would need to be enlarged, so I started cutting 2" strips of 2 different patterns for the side pieces. This one's from Documentation, too.
 
After trimming to 2 main pieces to the same size, adding the side strips was easy.
 
 
The Leur de Froment with Butterflies and Moths is one of my favorites, so it is the front of my pillow. This piece is from the Melange Collection.
 
I'll use it at my computer chair to help correct my horrible posture when I'm working on the computer.
 
It really helps to keep me from bending forward...whatever works!
 
I'm still hoping to get to a wall hanging project....so watch this space if you'd like to see one of those from these great fabrics!
 
You can get the fat 1/8s from Inspiration Emporium, they're in stock right now, and don't forget to use my code iecain81 for 10% off your order.
 
Linda

7 comments:

Artfully challenged said...

Wonderful....so sad I don't have a sewing machine! This fabric is stunning,love it

Donna.x

Debby said...

Your pillow turned out great! I don't sew so I envy those who do. I need a pillow like that for my bad posture too. Thanks for sharing!

LOC said...

OMG! She sews too! Seriously a Renaissance woman.

Jassy said...

I love your pillows! I think the fabric is far too yummy to cut up, several times I have taken it out, contemplated cutting it and put it back in the drawer. Thanks for sharing xx

Oxana said...

omg this is gorgeous! love pillows especially this one ^.^

Jackie said...

The pillow is adorable!

Scrapthat said...

Awesome pillow!! I think I need a couple of these!