Sunshine Pillow

Sunshine Pillow



I started finishing my mud room just shortly after we finished renovating our kitchen 8 years ago and have just made the finishing touches this summer. I decided to go with somewhat of a Sunshine theme in there since yellow is my favorite color and so cheery on the many gray days we experience here in Oregon. knew I wanted to post a quote somewhere in the room and thought that a pillow on the seating bench was the perfect way to do this. I found an old pillow that had seen better days lying around the house and cut out some muslin 1/2″ larger around the outside of it so that I had a seam allowance. 

 I kept thinking of a hymn we sing at church and knew it contained the perfect phrase for this project. I cut out a stencil using my cricut and applied it to the fabric using two different colors (as you can well see).


The ruffle was made with a bleached burlap I had on hand just tucked periodically as I sewed along the edge of the fabric. Burlap is not always the easiest to gather in the traditional way, so this method was much more to my liking. 
 Then I sewed the back on with right sides together… 
 and voila!
It has been the perfect addition to the seating area and makes my heart happy every time I walk through the room. This project was so easy to do and yet has had the perfect impact. Don’t you just love a quick project? Come check out how it looks in my mudroom this week on my blog at Shelstring
Hope your day is bright and sunny!
About Tammy Killough

I'm a stay at home wife and mother of four. I began my career in the medical field, but art kept calling me back. I love art of all forms, and wish to inspire this love in everyone I encounter. My hope is that I will teach something or inspired something in everyone I meet.

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  1. Cute pillow!
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  2. Love this pillow!! Perfect for this time of year!
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