|Pottery Barn Poinsettia Pillow|
I purchased 1 yard of 100% wool felt (I had a 50% coupon for Jo-Ann fabrics!! Woohoo!). I used the remaining felt for another project and a yard of linen fabric for the pillow case. My pillow inserts are 18x18 so I cut 2 20in squares for the "top" and 12X20 and 13X20 for the backs. The back is a simple envelope style- nothing too fancy.
I cut three different size petals. 5 large, 5 medium and 5 small. With embroidery thread I stitched by hand a stem seam up the middle.
I positioned the large 5 petals on the 20x20 square (the top side) and stitched with the machine all the way around. Then I layered the medium petals on top and stitched those on top of the large. I didn't stitch the top of each medium petal to the linen because I wanted it to stick out a little.
The final embellishment were the gold jingle bells. I hand stitched those to the center of the flower.
Then I sewed the front of the pillow to the two back pieces and voila! I sewed up two solid red pillows for good measure. My color scheme for Christmas is cream, gold and red. Once I get my tree this will really look great!!!