Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween Bench Pillow

Halloween is right around the corner so I decided I better get decorating for the holiday. A couple months ago, I found the Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkins fabric from Andover and just had to have it. I knew I wanted to make a patchwork pillow for my entryway bench.

To accompany the pumpkins, I used a couple Alexander Henry prints, Lizzy House's Pearl Bracelet in Pumpkin, black and white polka dots from my stash, along with the adorable spider web print I found while I was at Quilt Expo. For the top and bottom, I used Essex cotton and linen blend.

To accent the horizontal patchwork, I added a hand-stitched border along the top and bottom.

For the back I used a pinstripe linen that I found in the remnant bin at my local craft store. Black piping around the outer edge really gives the pillow a finished look.

I also added a zipper on the bottom of the back so that I can use the  pillow insert again for decorating during other holidays seasons. I purchased a 12" x 24" feather-down insert from Pottery Barn.

I think it turned out great and I am pleased with how it looks in my entryway.


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