Throughout this year, I've been playing with decorative pillows. I started with a small pillow form (11" square), and have had so much fun making pillow covers to switch out with the seasons and holidays.
It's just the right size to add something new without being overwhelming.
You can see the other pillow covers for Valentine's, Spring, Summer, and Independence Day, too. Each one I've tried a new technique. Fall is no exception. I was inspired by Allison @ Cluck, Cluck, Sew's fun pillow she blogged HERE. It's been on my to do list for a while. I have a thing for circles, so I opted for circle leaves.
I cut out a lot of circles which I'd previously adhered to some heat n bond light. I also free-hand drew the trunk shape on to some brown fabric.
I thought the bottom of the pillow needed some color, so I added some green rolling hills under the trunk.
I recently acquired a darning/ free motion foot for my sewing machine, and thought this pillow would be a fun way to try it out. I'm still not convinced I like it. Here are some close ups of the stitching:
As I got going, I found some of my circles coming off! Rats. So, I added some additional stitching.
The back fabric is from Sandy Gervais's Gobble Gobble line. I purchased it when I was making my Thanksgiving Countdown Calendar, and have been keeping it for just such an occasion. :)
I've also changed out the little banner in my wreath and put up my fall-themed one. Remember, it was the start of all my fun mini banners?
I LOVE the fall. The air is crisp in the mornings, the afternoon temperature pleasant, and the evening light is so golden and soft. Hooray for September!
p.s. I've finally started to prepare to stock my etsy shop with more than just patterns. There might even be some mini pennant banners!
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