I really like bright colors and I love combining them. But sometimes a neutral steals my heart–like this Tan Roses Pillow, hot off the sewing machine and just listed in my ETSY store–http://www.etsy.com/shop/kikisrewinddesigns
I appliqued the rose print on washed and dried burlap, then anchored it all to cotton duck with rows of diagonal stitches. Call it a quilted pillow for non-quilters–I love the way the rows of stitches make a cotton print look opulent.
Gimp finishes off the edges . A tip–use four flat pieces and run them off the ends of the pillow top. It is too bulky to turn neat corners.
Another tip–pillows are easy, just 4 straight seams. Make them easy to care by washing and drying all your fabrics first. Then take the time to create a back opening so you can slip the pillow form out for cleaning.
I used buttons here but velcro and zippers are also great options. And while my pillow may be neutral, it looks great with bright colors like blue–Think khaki and Oxford cloth, the classic combination.