Saturday, 5 November 2011

All you need is Love

Finished...... at last!  

Phew - as a commercial venture this is surely one big flop, simply due to the time it's taken to do all the hand-stitching.  I must have spent at least 10 hours working on this one little pillow, so I can't see myself putting it in my Folksy shop anytime soon.  I'm rather pleased with it though, even if I don't know what I'm going to do with it now!

I've done another little piece of reverse applique on the back, behind a small oval panel of wool.  This time a heart to go with the theme, and I've finished off the bottom of the envelope flap with a little row of cross stitch kisses.  After so much time hand-sewing, it was a matter of moments to whizz around the outside with the sewing machine to finish it.

The only place I can think suitable for it would be on the bed, and it certainly doesn't go with any of my bedding.  Oh no.....  does this mean I now have to make a quilt to match? 

Sobs quietly.


  1. Gorgeous pillow Jan. Loving the reverse applique. May have to bite the bullet and give it ago myself.

    Yep, think you need a quilt to match. Maybe black & white with touches of red. I'm loving that combo at the moment. :)

  2. Sometimes it's just nice to do things for the sheer hell of it, this one is definitely one to keep.

  3. It's truly gorgeous and definitely one to keep. maybe use it as a prototype and design something similar but quicker to make for sale.

    You'll enjoy making the new quilt ;-)

  4. Soooo pretty! I'd want to keep hold of it too, after all that work! I'm sure you'll find a home for it somewhere.

  5. Lovely cushin Jan. I think to make it comercially you would have to do it on the machine. Does your machine have a stitch that looks a bit like blanket stitch? Mine does, so if you used a machine embroidery thread you could get a similar effect. Not quite as good but still nice.


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