Back in February when I went to our local antiques faire, my friend picked up these lovely hand painted cloths (aka drop cloths).
Seriously, these are painted on drop cloths.
She asked me to make pillows out of them for her.
First I had to 'square' them, as they were originally more of an off shape. Then I overlocked the edges to finish them. As you can see above, there are little thread 'tails' from the overlocking on each corner.
She picked out some trim she liked, along with some silk for the back of the pillow that she found on triple mark-down, end of bolt goodness at Calico Corners.
(Some gals have all the luck!!!)
I stitched the trim on first, and holy cow, it looked so, so good!
Then the lovely silk on the back side.
How great are these?!!!
So, if you are an artist, just paint yourself some pillows!