Are you ready for some poinsettia pillows? In 2013, I kicked off my Christmas Once a Month Series with a Poinsettia Pillow tutorial. It’s a cute little pillow that adds a nice touch to your Christmas decorations.
A few weeks ago, one of my blog followers, Gina, sent me a picture of her Poinsettia Pillow that she had just completed. I love it when you guys share photos with me! And I’m sure you’re going to love Gina’s pillow, too. That gingham (or plaid?) really sets off the cream poinsettia nicely.
I was so inspired byGina’s pillow that I had to make one using a white poinsettia, too. However, I didn’t have any plaid, so I busted out my stash of Winter’s Lane by Kate & Birdie Paper Co. for Moda (2013). I love the way it works with the poinsettia. I added my own button to the center that I made with a bit of coordinating fabric.
I tried a different material (instead of felt) for the poinsettia and at first it seemed like a win. It’s 22 count Aida Cloth, the stuff that cross stitcher’s use. I thought it would hold up well, but it’s already starting to wear along the edges. And while the white is a beautiful statement, I can see it getting dirty right before my eyes!
Ah, well. It’s still pretty. I like my pillows to have a zipper, so I added one in the bottom seam. It’s mostly invisible and very practical.
I’m glad the fabric for the pillow back finally found a good home. It’s another favorite piece from the same line. I always line my fabric for the pillow back with fusible interfacing. It adds a nice bit of stability to the pillow.
How’s your holiday decorating going so far? All perfect and complete, I hope! Enjoy your weekend!