Union Jack Shield Pillow

My little British Invasion table inspired my latest sewing project for our living room.

While I rarely use red in our decor, I couldn't resist this transfer from The Graphics Fairy. This is the first time I have attempted an ink jet transfer and except for the loss of a bit of red at the joint of the two images (it stuck to the iron), I think it turned out fairly well.

The pillow cover is made out of white denim and I added a down and feather pillow insert. I love how squishy it is. I chose the white denim over drop cloth for this one because the graphic has an antiqued cream in the cross of St. George and I didn't want it blending in to the drop cloth colour. The white denim also matches the chair slipcover to the left of the window and some of the stripes in my quilted pillows.

The project took about an hour from start to finish. I paid $7 for 3 transfer sheets at Michaels, and only used 2 sheets. I already had the pillow insert and the denim was leftover from my slipcovers.

Now I really need to come up with some ideas for artwork over the leather couch. I'm thinking of a gallery wall, but not just photos. Time will tell if the red stays in this room but I think it is a fun pillow and I'm enjoying it for now.

I love joining link parties because I get to see so many great ideas and find blogs I wouldn't have come across otherwise!

I'm joining transformation thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage.

I was invited to join the Creative Bloggers Party and Hop at Homemaker on a Dime. If you came by from the blog hop I would love for you to follow. Let me know in the comments and I will stop by and follow yout too. So many great parties to choose from, but they are a great way to meet bloggers. 


  1. Your pillow is wonderful. I love it. Hugs, Marty

  2. Hi Elizabeth,

    The Union Jack white pillow, is a natural companion to your navy quilted pillows. Everything looks great! A girl can never have too many pillows...

    All the best,

  3. I loved the pillows! I had to laugh though when you said you rarely use red, since I have so much red (a rich country barn-red/burgundy) here in this farmhouse! It seems to be the one color I don't tire of... I'll have to catch up on back posts since I've been out of town for five weeks visiting kids/grandkids!

    Be sure to stop by my blog and enter to win in my Memorial Day giveaway!


  4. Love the pillows! I can't believe it only took you 1 hr. to make the Union Jack pillow! I'm going to have to check out Michaels for those transfers. Thanks for the info!

    Thank you for your kind comments on my post! Have a lovely weekend!

  5. Really adorable!! :) Hi, Im Meme from Screaming Meme...I want to personally invite you to my blog...I am having a chalk paint giveaway! I hope you stop by to check it out!


  6. Hi, Im Meme from Screaming Meme...I want to personally invite you to my blog...I am having a chalk paint giveaway! I hope you stop by to check it out!


  7. Hi Elizabeth...your pillow looks great in your room! That red really pops on your sofa.
    Great job, and only an hour to make this????!!!!

  8. Your Union Jack pillow goes perfectly with your navy quilted pillow... and both look awesome in your living room. I love how you used white denim for your pillow. Dropping in from Creative Bloggers' party. Great post!Thanks for sharing with us.~Poppy


  9. Thanks for linking this awesome pillow post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)


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