Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Contemporary Piping on Traditional Fabric

As many of you know...I love pillows!  Pillows are such an easy way to add color or pizzazz  to a room.  My daughter-in-law, Amy, has a great decorating sense which she shares on her blog Eat.Sleep.Decorate.  Amy shares my love of pillows but like me, she doesn't like the prices of designer pillows.  Recently, she shared a post about pillow choices for her living room. I loved this Williamsburg Fabric that she chose.  It's called "Portobello Vase."

I am a big fan of traditional fabrics and this one had such a lovely combination of color.  When Amy told me that she wanted black piping, I was unsure about her choice.  I was thinking about a dark gray instead.  I was unable to find a gray fabric that was dark enough so I went with Amy's original idea of black.  She was right!  I think the black adds a bit of contemporary flair that keeps these pillows from looking too stuffy.  You need to check out her ideas for pillows to pair with these. Cast your vote on her blog HERE.  (I liked option two!)

Here's how the pillows turned out....

...with a close up of the piping.  Love it!

Are you unsure about making and applying piping or just pillow making in general?  Check out my past pillow making posts  Part 1Part 2, and especially for piping- Part 3.  You will be making designer quality pillows in no time!