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Colorful, Quilted Accent Pillow

December 27th, 2011 by Kelly 2 Comments

I just finished my first ever quilting project! Yay! It is an accent pillow for my brother’s girlfriend (Ashley) for Christmas. I kind of want to keep it for my bedroom :)

Colorful Accent Pillow

 

Colorful quilted accent pillow

My brother told me Ashley is into bright colors and fair trade type presents. I decided to get her some home decor items from Etsy (an awesome online marketplace for handmade goods). Unfortunately everything I found was on the expensive side, and honestly I figured I could make a colorful, quilted accent pillow by myself.

I have to say, I underestimated the difficulty of quilting. I probably should have just bought the $35 pillow case I originally found on Etsy because this thing took me ALL day, and it’s pretty flawed. But who knows, maybe I’ll pick up quilting – the accent pillow was really fun to make. I’m also going to make her a matching lamp shade!

For a nice tutorial on making envelope style pillow cases, check out TheCraftyGemini’s video!