Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Cowboy Project - Complete!

You may remember back in October I posted about a gift I was  stitching up a for a new baby boy?  It is all finished and I wanted to share the end result.  I made a pillow for his cowboy themed nursery:

If you recall from that post, I used these motifs from the Cowboy embroidery pattern packet and I was struggling a bit trying to find the best colors and stitch to use for the rope. 

 Problem solved - I went with this rich brown floss, and did a chain stitch.  I also took out the yellow star and just went with the red, blue, brown and silver. 

I really love this color palette:

The chain stitch worked really well even on all the curves in this rope!

I also added this fringed suede trim - so perfect for a cowboy theme.  I just stitched it into the side seams.  I decided the trim would work better on the side seams than on the bottom edge where it would always be getting wrinkled.

These are all the elements I used:

I made sure to record everything in my embroidery project journal, I may want to make another one of these pillows!

Here is the color palette I used for this project:


✿⊱Lilasesazuis✿⊱by Lígia✿⊱ said...

Kim, ficou um encanto!!

beijinhos e um lindo dia!!

Lígia e =^.^=

Jules Woolford said...

Love it! I know Liam and his parents will be thrilled.

Carmen said...

Most impressive.

Angela Lee said...

Oh my gosh Kim, that is adorable and absolutely perfect for a little boy. Great job.

Starr White said...

Very cute! wonderful stitching and very smart to put the fringe only on the sides. Perfect for a little cowboy!

Kim said...

Ligia - Obrigado! Estou muito feliz com esta almofada :)
Jules - Thank you - I hope so!
Hi Carmen - Thanks!
Angela - Thank you! :)
Starr - Thank you! I really like the fringe - it was so easy to work with and it has such a nice soft feel to it too.

Darlene said...

It's perfect and wonderful! I think you made the right changes and it turned out just right!

Mom Wald said...

Someone is going to feel extra, extra special!

magdor said...

It is amazing :)

Kim said...

Darlene - Thank you! Yes I am glad I didn't use the yellow - I really like the color combination I ended up with.
Mary - I hope so! :)
Magdor - Thank you!

Papgena Made It said...

It turn out beautiful!! Baby Liam will adore it!
You are so organize! I should be like that too!!

Kim said...

:) Thank you!!

Ajka said...

Project Wonderful!

Kim said...

Hi Ajka - Thank you!