Crazy Quilt Pillow III

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I really enjoyed searching for ways to embellish the traditional embroidery stitches. I also added more yellow to this piece and think it gives it more balance than the other pillow using the same fabric collection. Also, in one of the blocks I had a pretty white satin-like material. It is actually in the block I posted with a tip. Anyway, I must have ironed it too hot because I noticed that it had a ragged tear right in the middle and this occurred after I had already finished a lot of embroidery! So I took a piece of pretty pink material similar in texture to the white, and appliqued it over the torn area. I then added some lace and it looked fine. The little pieces of lace were cut from old doilies that belonged to my Grandmother - so happy to use them in this way! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go for it! It's really much easier than it looks. There are plenty of tutorials on making the envelope - here is just one:

What you will need

  • Standard quilting materials. Paris Flea Market fabric collection offered for course. 16" pillow form.

Q&A with Marie Withrow

connie Maude asked:
Beautifull embroidery hope mine turns out half as nice.
Marie Withrow answered:
Thank you Connie! I found lots of great ideas on Pinterest and other websites!
vickysis1919839 asked:
I just found your projects, or just realized you had others, and loving them. We have similar tastes in projects and color, It was nice to see these on craftsy =) Thanks for sharing!
Marie Withrow answered:
Well thank you and Happy New Year!

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