While working with Irene on new window treatments for her family room she mentioned wanting pillows for a couple of chairs that flank her breakfast room.
When she fell in love with the more traditional Covington fabric called Bosporus we decided that would be the perfect jumping off point for her new pillows.
After playing around with several fabrics to use as accents, I decided to mix in a bit of the unexpected. I used the black and cream houndstooth for the end ruffles, a fun green burlap for a tiny flange and the back side of the pillows, the red & tan animal print as an accent fabric and the brown crinkle as a tiny ruffle. None of these fabrics are un-traditional but the mix might be considered so.
I added a subtle bit of detail and interest to the back side of the pillow by piecing and top stitching the burlap. I lined each piece of burlap for additional stability. For some reason you can really see the lining in these pictures but it was hardly noticeable in real life.
The zipper is hidden between the flange and the ruffle.
The unexpected mix of fabrics takes what could have been a very traditional pillow to a completely different level of interest and fun.
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