|The "Simply Striped Accent Pillow" Patchsmith Style|
|The Simply Striped Accent Pillow Pattern|
I like all forms of sewing but I knew I had to put the Patchsmith stamp on my pillow, especially for this blog hop. So I turned to a very early pattern of mine – the Scottie Dog Mug Rug pattern. This pattern uses quick-fuse applique which is an easy way to add detailing to any item (you can find hints and tips on applique methods in the Mug Rug Basics tab at the top of this blog).
|Scottie Dog Mug Rug Pattern|
Once I had made up the pillow front according to the pattern (very easy) I hand-stitched three felt Scotties along the accent band. (If you use felt make sure it is colourfast and can be laundered prior to use.) I left a 1” gap between the dogs and the edge of the pillow to allow for the side seams.
No blankets were needed for these puppies - making this a super quick project. All the little pups needed was a thin sliver of ribbon for their collars and some simple over-stitching for the eyes and noses.
I just love the Simply Striped Accent Pillow pattern - it is versatile enough to adapt it to any pattern or you can add paper-pieced blocks, patchwork blocks or leave the band blank.
|Simple over-stitched eyes and noses.|
|Three Scotties fit nicely onto the accent stripe|
|Block 52 of my BAD (Block-a-Day) project|
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Until next time ......