Burgundy, Blue, and Yellow

This pillow was made for a client and was designed around some pictures she had sent to me of the room the  pillow was intended for. The decor was beautiful and the main pieces consisted of a camel colored couch and a blue chair. I chose the fabrics used here not only for their color but for the movement in them too. The burgundy and brown fabric has a damask chenille print, is very rich looking, and would pop off of the camel colored couch. The blue paisley patterned fabric pulls in the chair in the room and the movement in it adds another layer of visual interest. The golden yellow fabric in the middle has a diamond pattern stitched into it with a golden fleur de lis in the center that has a burgundy tip to it. Adding the geometric shapes of the diamonds here kept the movement in the piece but at the same time grounded it. The sides of this area are finished with a burgundy piping. The button in the middle is actually much larger than it appears in the photo. It is a silver antique button with two fleur de lis on the sides of it and a blue stone in the middle.

When planning and cutting the fabric for this piece I decided to take one of the large damask prints and split it down the middle, attempting to create the illusion that the center area is emerging from within it. The center area of the diamond fabric was carefully planned out too taking care to have an exact center point which to place the button on.

This is definitely one of my favorite pillows that I have designed and made. The fabrics in it are truly gorgeous! The button is one-of-a-kind, flows beautifully with everything, and was the finishing touch in making this piece very unique.

Close up of button.  Notice the fleur de lis?

Back of pillow. This is the the same damask pattern that I split down the middle on the front.

I wish I had taken a picture of it with a white background rather than sitting on the turquoise and gold silk cushion here. I wish too I had the skill to take a better photograph! Hopefully you can still get a good idea of what it looks like.


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