Monday, August 15, 2011

Summer pillow completed!

Over the weekend I finished my summery pillow project:I didn't have too much left to do. I had already transferred my patterns onto the back panel:
I used these border patterns from the Daisy embroidery pattern packet:

I especially love this little motif I used for the center back of the pillow:

When the embroidering was all finished, I put the two panels right sides together: and pinned everything in place - notice my matching pins!
Next, I sewed them together, leaving a small space unsewn so that I could stuff the pillow: I decided to use a loose fiberfill to stuff the pillow - rather than a pillow form. My pillow measures 11-1/2" x 13" and I thought that I probably wouldn't find a pre-made pillow form with those dimensions! Plus, I wanted to customize the amount of puffiness for this pillow!
I stuffed the fiberfill into the pillow:
and then hand sewed the opening closed. Here is the finished pillow - front view:
and back:
I think the piping turned out to be the perfect trim!

18 comments:

Libby said...

You did an amazing job!! I love it! So fresh and pretty!

Ninu said...

so delicate look.. Love it!

dottycookie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Mom Walds Place said...

What a lovely souvenir of the summer!

Sara said...

Where are you going to display this beauty? It is so darn pretty!!!

My 1st Bambina! said...

It is lovely and well sewn! Was this your 1st project on your new sewing machine?

donna!ee said...

what a sweet & comforting pillow...excellent stitchery! :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

This is really beautiful. I've not tried piping - the corners scare me. :) blessings, marlene

Simone Arrais said...

I agree with you! This pillow is fantastic! I love colors and embroideries. Congrats! Beautiful work! xoxo

big B said...

Thank you so much Ladies for all your sweet comments!
Sara - I am in the process of refinishing a chair for my studio/office - I am painting it white - and I think this pillow will look perfect on it!
Monika - Yes this is the first project with my new sewing machine - I just love that machine!!!

Wendy said...

It looks stunning! You chose the right trim with the piping, it's so elegant

SaraCreations said...

What a beautiful project! Congrat!

Thank you for all eplications!

Gina said...

Beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

Looks like your new machine is being put to good use! I hope to get mine going soon. I have plans to make mug rugs for Christmas presents, featuring your gingerbread and snowmen patterns! I will post a picture on flickr when I get some done!
-Sam

big B said...

Thank you Wendy! I'm really pleased with the piping.
SaraCreations - Thank you!
Hi Gina - Thank you! :)
Sam - I am having so much fun with my new machine. I think mug rugs is such a great idea - i can't wait to see the pictures!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Oh Kim so they are completed ... looks beautiful ...I love more the bunch of flower side ... and yes trimming is perfect... very lovely
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Love
Farah

Beverly said...

Your pillow turned out great!

big B said...

Thank you ladies!