The young woman is a soon-to-be initiate of Kappa Alpha Theta’s Iota chapter at Cornell. Her pillow was made from a tone-on-tone black striped home dec fabric. Like always, the letters were skewed towards the top so that there is enough room for a monogram.They of course were centered left and right. The gold fabric has little dots of black and white. I used a variegated gold thread for all the applique work to add some visual interest.
Unlike the other pillows that I have designed that incorporate the school’s logo, the customer wanted this pillow to be All Theta. So on the reverse side, I appliqued a somewhat whimsical kite in flight.
The family has a great sense of humor. Apparently when the youngest of the 2nd generation followed her 2 sisters into Pi Phi, their Kappa mom sent a bouquet of blue irises (the KKG flower). This time they are giving the new initiate a pillow that has both owls and arrows on it before they give her the “real” pillow.
I love this fabric. It is such a simple graphic in black and white and looks stunning IRL!