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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Adventures in Sewing: Hydrangea Accent Pillow

My favorite part of the Knock-Off Bel-Air Bedding is the Hydrangea Accent Pillow in the center.
And it was really the easiest part of the whole project!
Here is how I made it!
First, I cut a bunch of '4 leaf clover' shapes from white cotton fabric,
and 2 squares of the grey fabric (20 inches X 20 inches).
Taking one white piece at a time, using needle and thread, go threw the center of the shape, and then around in a circle. Pull the thread tight and stitch to the center of one of the grey squares. 

I used an embroidery hoop as a guide for the circle shape of the hydrangea. 

It took about 50 white pieces to fill in the circle.
 Stitching it by had took a while, but I am really happy with how it turned out! 

Linking up with TDC


  1. Those flowers are beautiful! I am going to have to try this sometime... pinning :o) I came over from Ginger Snap... but I would love for you to link up to my party too! It will be open for another day :o)

  2. So pretty! Love the white and gray together and the flower is a nice pop of texture.
    I'm visiting you today from Wow Me Wednesday. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Burlap Ruffle Wreath

  3. Just found your blog!! Love your posts. Following!

    I just started a new "pinteresty" blog and I would love for you to follow me back so that we can continue to share ideas. :)

    Looking forward to more posts,
    Naptime Nothings

  4. This is so sweet! I love it ;)
    Jamie @

  5. Ooh I would love to make one of these--pinning! I popped over from Alderberry Hill--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  6. Cute! I'm always looking for great new pillow ideas. Love this one!


  7. Very clever and creative use of fabric and a lot of time. It paid off with this beautiful pillow.

  8. Wow!!! I didn't know how to make hydrangeas..... Thanks for sharing. Very pretty!
    Wishing you a superb Tuesday... :)

    hugs x

    Crystelle Boutique

  9. This is adorable! I love how simple it looks! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  10. So pretty! Love tip of using the embroidery hoop for getting the shape. Clever girl! Pinned this!