Monday, June 12, 2017
Arbor Blossom Hourglass Pillow
There are a few designers who just have a knack for creating sweet floral prints, and Nadra Ridgeway of Ellis & Higgs is one of them. I want a whole bouquet of her flowers on fabric! Her new collection Arbor Blossom is just as lovely as her previous two lines, and I really enjoyed turning these prints into a simple patchwork pillow using a traditional hourglass block.
The pillow feels so vintage to me. I tried to pair similar colors in each block within both the feature and background prints. The white borders and colorful cornerstones let the blocks stand out a bit within the pillow top.
My favorite print in the whole collection is this blue floral -- so lovely! I tried making my first button closure for the envelope backing, and I love the way it turned out.
The faux weave on the button surface makes me think of lattices and wicker furniture, playing nicely with the Arbor Blossom theme.
Keep your eyes out for other projects on the Arbor Blossom blog tour this week. Here's the schedule:
6-12-2017 Heidi Staples at fabricmutt.blogspot.com
6-13-2017 Kim Kruzich at retro-mama.blogspot.com
6-14-2017 LeAnne Ballard at everydaycelebrate.blogspot.com
6-15-2017 Allison Jensen at woodberryway.com
6-16-2017 Veronica Am at vividfelicity.wordpress.com
6-17-2017 Nadra Ridgeway at ellisandhiggs.com
Happy sewing, friends!
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This pattern really shows off the pretty fabric! And what a perfect button to finish it all off!ReplyDelete
Love, love your cute pillow and this lovely button closure! It is beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Very cute project--I love that blue print too!ReplyDelete
NEAT PROJECTS! LOVE THIS COLLECTION! THANKS FOR SHARING!ReplyDelete
This pillow is just adorable! You have such a talent for cutting up fabrics and putting them back together is the most amazing ways! Love the button closure on the back too!ReplyDelete
Pretty nice pillow,love your fabric combo!ReplyDelete
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Pretty, pretty! I love the blue 😊ReplyDelete
I'm in love with this beautiful pillow! This classic pattern is just so pretty and I love how the background pops! :)
Thanks so much for being part of my Blog Tour!
How sweet is that pillow?!! And beautiful fabric too ;-) But I have to ask: Which brand is that cute Winnie the Pooh? I am a severe fan of classical Pooh but have never seen this plushy.ReplyDelete
What a lovely cushion.could you tell me what the finished size of the hourglass block is please.ReplyDelete
Kim, these hourglass blocks finish at 3"!ReplyDelete