Sunday, August 28, 2011

Inspired by Walls...

My sister-in-law commissioned me to make some pillows for her to compliment a photo by Benjamin Walls that hangs above her sofa. She came down to Atlanta a few weeks ago, and we spent an afternoon digging through my fabric stash hoping to find some inspiration. We were able to come up with a pretty interesting scheme that went along well with her cerulean velvet couch and the photograph.

She wanted to do three pillows that would work separately, and together as a group. It was important to her that we kept an organic feel to the design. I drew a mock-up today to put my ideas down on paper, (or on screen in this case) and this is what I came up with:

The pillows will be made from four coordinating fabrics. I plan on sewing the two "major" fabrics on the top and bottom together, and then appliqueing the darker blue pieces over the seam.

Once the design is approved, I hope to get to work on making these pronto! I haven't done applique in a very long time, and I'm really looking forward to getting back to it!

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