Saturday, January 29, 2011

Prairie Point Closures


I took your advice and made two pillows from the two tops. But for the back I wanted simpler views. For some time I had this idea to use prairie points with button holes in the center as closures. This was the perfect time to use them. The quilt fronts were slightly larger than 23" so all my fat quarters were just a little too short to cover the entire back. Enter the flap and points. Although I didn't quilt the back, it is lined with fusible interfacing and the top is lined with heavy cotton, so that the points are quite sturdy.


There are several different aquas and turquoises in these two pillows and tho I didn't plan on having pink in the color scheme of yellows and aquas, a little pink couldn't hurt.

20 comments:

  1. The quality and beauty of your work continues to inspire and WOW me! Just lovely.

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  2. love how you've taken traditional patterns and given them a fresh contemporary look through your own unique color choices and fabrics. Great Job Melody!

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  3. I so enjoy seeing all your room layouts and always think how lovely it must be to be surrounded by so much colour. I am endeavouring to fill all my spaces and white walls with colour, but don't have the confidence to go 'all out' with colour as you do. Of course, your sheer volume of work also impresses me tremendously too.

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  4. Zieknits1:06 PM

    The prairie points are fabulous! They make me think of the sawtooth edge around some patio/beach umbrellas, which (imo) makes them even more perfect for your beach house theme! :)

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  5. What a wonderful idea! Gorgeous color choices as well.

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  6. "a little pink couldn't hurt" I love the combination. I think it would have been missing the pink... you are so intuitive!
    Terri

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  7. I have just found your blog ,
    I love all your colour .
    I use a lot of colour too.
    Your cushions are delightful .
    I congratulate you on being so kind to your long lived cat .
    I shall join you as a follower --cottonreel

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  8. Beautiful, Melody...the pink is perfect...warms them up! Just what you need when snow is on the ground!

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  9. Your pillows are gorgeous. I love how you used the prairie points on the back. And the pink really does add to the overall colour and look of the pillows. IMHO, you can never have too much pink...but then again, pink is my favourite colour.

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  10. Clever girl, once again! Love those pillows, and I'm loving the new color scheme of the living room.

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  11. I love them. It must feel wonderful to sit amongst all that color.

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  12. I've been blocked from posting comments at work (which probably means I shouldn't be reading them either, huh?)so I haven't responded nearly as much I'd like to have - but I've loved reading along these past couple of weeks and am looking forward to seeing what else you do!

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  13. Melody you have a way with colour that is awe inspiring, not to mention the quality of your work. You are truly an artist

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  14. Your pillows are so beautiful and professional! I really enjoy looking at everything you make, keep quilting!

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  15. Your pillows are just gorgeous! I love the colors, and the pattern is beautiful, too. The prairiepoints for closures is really a great idea.

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  16. Anonymous6:44 AM

    These pillows are simply darlings. You do make the cutest, nicest things. Still must send you a pic of my fab IKEA fabric.

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  17. What a clever idea and it worked so well. Must remember this...

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  18. Lovely, lovely, lovely. And what a great idea to use prairie points for a little pizzazz and to support the button closures. You have the MOST creative mind!

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