Thursday, May 5, 2011

Summer pillow wip

I am putting together all the elements for a summer-y pillow.I already have the front panel embroidered:Here is a close up of the color combination of white, yellow, purple and green:I embroidered the front panel on this nice big piece of yellow fabric. The fabric measures 21-1/2" x 40" - so it should be more than big enough to make a pillow - but at the rate this fabric frays...
I think I want to add some trim
If I do add trim, I have narrowed my choice to these three candidates - the wide ribbon in the picture above is just too wide:
This first one is beautiful, I love the little loop edging on both sides of this ribbon but I don't really know how to incorporate it into a pillow: This second candidate is a nice size and is streamlined with no frills:
The third one, this pom-pom trim is actually my favorite, but I think it may be too big and busy. I think it will depend on the finished dimensions of the pillow.
I am also going to embroider the back panel of the pillow with one of these border patterns:
A lot of decisions to make! I will post on my progress - any suggestions are appreciated!

12 comments:

Julia said...

I absolutely love this pillow so far. My favorite color combination is yellow, green and purple! Piping would make a nice trim, but any of the others you have chosen would be nice, too. I like the ribbon. I can't wait to see this all finished.

donna!ee said...

i would use the pom pom trim. it adds whimsical life to the embroidery. as always, your embroidery is exceptional! :)

Sara said...

yellow is always very pretty in my opinion! Your stitches are perfect;)

SewAmy said...

Daisies~~~ my favorite! I can't wait to see the whole thing come together.

Lisa Leggett said...

So pretty! Can't wait to see it done! Oh, and I vote for the pom-poms!

Wendy said...

Love the embroidery. I'd definitely go for the pom pom trim, if you feel it's a bit big, Michel Miller does little tiny ones. If you're worried about the fabric fraying, it might be worth zigzag stitching the edges on your machine to stop it fraying more. When you sew the pillow up, this will be in your seam allowance so wont be seen.

Libby said...

Very Pretty! I love purple and yellow together. and I also vote for the pom-poms! So cute!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Very very pretty... the lime yellow is so ooo perfect for a summer pillow... And your delicate Embroidery makes it prettiest... I think the first one trim is more beautiful...and that is very easy to stitch too... Ribbon type all the trim can be stitched after when you finished the complete stitching... I am waiting eagerly for the finished project...
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Farah Muzaffar said...

Oh Kim some misunderstanding... my first priority is pom pom

big B said...

Thank you so much everyone!!! I really appreciate your comments and suggestions - I am going to go with the white pom pom trim, but see if I can find a slightly smaller version!

Gina said...

I just LOVE this pillow! How summery. I'm a sucker for pom poms too. :)

big B said...

Thank you Gina!