Pillow

Pillow

A dear friend of mine asked me to make one of these pillows to hang on the door of her new niece’s nursery. Cerys was born quite prematurely but is, happily, home with her parents and doing great. I, on the other hand, have not been doing great! Been so busy that this project has been put aside for far too long and I am feeling very guilty about that – I hope that finally having it in her own two hands will make her forgive me :).

I haven’t done any sewing or embroidering for what seems like forever! Almost forgotten how to thread the machine! The first picture shows the satin fabric in its true colour, I’m afraid the subsequent ones are a little washed-out.

Anyhow, it’s all pretty obvious how I made it – satin for the front; sulky embroidery threads in the most part for the design; pretty patterned cotton on the reverse and my wonderful ruffling-foot for the fluffy bit!

Hmm, that reminds me of an apron I made several years ago for a WI competition: I was sitting with the judge at the County Agricultural Show and not letting her know that the apron she was examining was mine (you’re not allowed to let the judge feel pressured in any way to mark higher than she might have!) and she stated that the ruffle around the edge must have been purchased like that as it was far too neat to have been made! Only after judging was all over (and my apron had won first prize!) did I explain about the fabulous ruffling foot on my Husqvarna Designer 1 machine. The fabric was a poly/cotton blend which, when ironed, held the ruffles beautifully. 🙂

Shhhh.....

Shhhh.....

Reverse

Reverse

Ruffles

Ruffles

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