Monday, June 17, 2013

there's always money in the banana stand

Custom pillow cover

I got a custom order for an embroidered pillow cover reminiscent of this one. The client wanted to use yellows, blues, and purples. I dug out my Anna Maria Horner floss that I won ages ago. I knew that yellow wouldn't show up very well, so I substituted green for the embroidery. the background is white cotton couture, which is a very nice base for embroidery.

Custom pillow cover

Next, I picked out a fabric for the backing that coordinated with the embroidery colors. This field study fabric was a perfect match (no surprise there). I pulled coordinating scraps for the patchwork on the front. The cover is 16" square.

Custom pillow cover

I tried out matchstick quilting on the patchwork with white 50-wt aurifil thread. these narrow strips were fairly quick to quilt. I can imagine that this technique would be pretty time-consuming on a larger area though.

The cover has been shipped out to the recipient. This was a fun one!

4 comments:

  1. you are so f*cking awesome! yay, great stitchery!

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  2. this is the best. i love it so much.

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  3. We just rewatched the first three seasons in anticipation of the fourth (which will probably have to wait until after vacation - argh!) so all these quotes are familiar to me. Love it! Sell the pattern!!!

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  4. Watching season two right now...awesome work! Just the right shade of blues....

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