Sunday, June 12, 2011

Pillow Project

When planning a wedding some things just don't work out like you plan.  This was the case with the pew markers for us.  I had a fun idea to make fabric flower balls and hang several from each pew.  The first few flower balls turned out pretty cute, but they took FOREVER.  So, I had to go for plan B.  The pew markers still had some fabric flowers on them and turned out well.  However, before we realized plan A wasn't going to happen my family spent countless hours cutting out little green and white fabric circles.  My mom did nothing but cut circles for at least two days straight.  Yes, she's that awesome.

So, I've been wanting to put those circles to good use for a while now.  I've also wanted to make something with the initial of my new last name.  That is where the idea for this pillow cover came from.  I really like the way it turned out.  I don't have any process shots of this project, but here are several of the finished product:

Envelope Back

Q close up
I used an 20" square pillow form I got from our Ikea trip.  I made the pillow cover 18" square.  It's good to get a pillow form that's just a little bigger than your pillow cover so that your finished pillow is nice and fluffy.  I really like the way mine fits.

Here it is in it's new home:

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  1. Hi Emily!
    LOVE that pillow!! Those circles, when clustered together like that, look like flowers!!
    I'm your newest follower! I'm from Debbie's party!!

  2. This is so pretty! I loved using stuff from our wedding to decorate our apartment. It's an easy way to remind you of one of the best (and creative) days of your life.

  3. Emily that is adorable. I love the color too. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  4. You came up with a great way to use those circles! Your pillow is so cute!
    I'm visiting from the newbie party and I'm a new follower :)

  5. Your pillow is just the cutest!

    Your new follower