Project Complete: Kimono Fabric Chevron Pillow

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.

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Project Recap

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

Taking it to the finish line is illustrated below:
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If you are interested in more detailed instructions for making your own decorative pillows, I think this blog’s tips are pretty helpful.