An alternative title for this post could be, “The 20 Week DIY Pillow Madness.” Yes, start to finish, this pillow actually took me 20 weeks to finish. Phew. But I knew what I was in for when I started. I haven’t done applique before and am certain an expert wouldn’t take even a fraction of that time; even with a day job. Regardless, here it is finally finished. There are so many things I would do differently. I would say I am 88% satisfied with the end result. The sheer joy of it being done might add a few more percentage points.
You can check out the steps I followed up to this point with these links:
Update 6: Applique Takes Patience
Update 5: Applique Taking Shape
Update 4: Applique Pieces Basted
Update 3: Ready to Begin Applique
Update 2: Finalizing the Pattern
Update 1: Pattern for Perfect Corners
Kickoff: Anthro & West Elm Inspiration
If you are interested in more detailed instructions for making your own decorative pillows, I think this blog’s tips are pretty helpful.