“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.”

~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Friday, November 13, 2009

Piping...Been There, Done That...





Oy Vey, such a meshuggeneh! Yes, I can act a little crazy sometimes, like when I'm trying to add piping to my pillow. I thought it would be a lovely accent to give it that "extra somethin' special". This pillow was made from one of my County Fair log cabin blocks. I used a khaki cotton to frame the block and also for the back. I added a strip of fabric along the edge of the opening and used the same fabric for the piping. What a brilliant idea! I wanted to showcase the shape of the block and give the whole pillow a simple, vintage look. I had no idea I would encounter "piping issues". It was getting late, I was getting cranky, I had a deadline (Friday Sew & Tell). I was not going to let the piping win this fight. When it was over I stood back and looked at my pillow and became verklempt. It looked pretty good. The piping wasn't perfect but it was acceptable. Maybe piping can be my friend after all. Maybe I'll play with it again sometime. Maybe I'll add it to my next pillow, even if it IS a pain in the tokhes.

"If things are not as you wish, wish them as they are." Yiddish proverb

22 comments:

  1. Oh I love this pillow! The piping really does add that little something extra! It's great! good job!

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  2. Love this! It turned out beautiful. SO funny about the piping as I was binding a table runner last night the hubby askes why I didn't use piping... I told him because it was hard to do piping!!!

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  3. Oy Vey...lol I will gladly take your troublesome and perturbing piped pillow off your hands!

    The dog is just too adorable! And the pillow is smashing. I love, love, love it! You took awesome pictures of it and it needs to come live at my house...the dog can come too!

    8-)

    What a fabulous Friday Finish!

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  4. Too cute! Worth the effort!
    Blessings,
    KT

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  5. cute pillow!
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  6. This is beautiful. I love it!

    Funny, I was just thinking about piping this morning. Who just randomly thinks about piping? An addicted seamstress, I guess. :)

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  7. Love that pillow - and the piping - is really pretty...like the fabric.

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  8. I really like the fabrics you have used in your pillow. Your model looks pretty cute too!

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  9. Oh, so cute! I'd say you did a great job on the piping, and it was well worth the effort. It really does add just the right touch. And I just love your little pillow model. It seems the pillow has been claimed. lol ;o)

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  10. The piping looks great and I love the fabric!

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  11. Love the pillow. The piping really looks so good.

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  12. Well if that piping give you any more trouble feel free to send it my way! It's beautiful.

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  13. this pillow is so pretty i love it! i know how frustrating the little details can get...i wanted to scream every time i had to re do my ruffles.

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  14. I love piping on things, it gives that extra finished look to them. Your piping looks fine in your photos, looks like you won and you've got the dog seal of approval!

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  15. It turned out great. Good for you for winning over the piping. Love your fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. What a great cushion! Love the fabrics. I too dislike piping. It makes me angry like an ogre.

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  17. I'm glad you persevered - it looks fantastic! I helped my sister in law do pillows once and she wanted piping - like upholstery weight huge stuff - it was a pain in the tokhes for sure! I feel your pain - but it does give it that certain oomph!

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  18. I love your pillows! I've never been able to make my edges look good!

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  19. I love the piping and Jack looks so regal on your pillow. We need to get together for an afternoon of schlepping! Got to take you to The Quilted Angel and drag you into some of my yarn haunts, too!!

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  20. i love your pillow and I see it has been pet aproved! Which I have dediced means it must be perfect! I like your site. Thanks for sharing.

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