Tuesday, March 4, 2014
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: