I can't seem to get enough of Anna Marie Horner's Innocent Crush line, so I have incorporated a couple of my favorite prints from it in these pillows. My previous post provides a full listing of materials used in these pillow tops.
When I needed to decide on a binding I was torn but in the end I'm really glad I incorporated more of this red/pink print.
When hand binding I always like to use office binder clips to hold binding about a foot down from where I'm working (in this photo I am working left to right). These clips were bought at a local dollar store and they have revolutionized hand binding for me.
For the pillow backings, I used a traditional linen and I love the contrast in materials. The tops give these pillows a polished appearance while the backings ensure they still maintain a relaxed style.
I quilted within the star profiles of each pillow to emphasize their shape using straight line quilting. On the border I added extra texture by using a dense stipple meander. Unfortunately the cream thread I used doesn't show up prominantly against the Michael Miller Antiquity Old Script print but trust me, it's lovely.
I just got home from picking up paint for my new craft room and I can't wait to start painting it later this week. I have no doubt these pillows are going to look great in there once it's complete.