Friday, August 10, 2012

Wedding Pillow Finished!


I finished the pillow today. I decided it needed a corded edge, so went to the store and bought two types and one was too dark and small and the other was just right.

I used regular stuffing and understaffed it slightly so it wouldn't be fat and puffy.
I machine stitched the pieces together and left an opening, everything else is hand stitched. The design was done with a back stitch and pearl cotton, the lettering with 3 strands of floss. after I stuff it, I sewed the opening up to the middle section and left a small hole to place the cording into. That way I didn't have a bump or a raw edge on the bottom, it leaves a nice trim look.

I tried to get the colors and the look of the piece, but it was pouring out today, so no outdoor shots. The colors are creams, but it appears a bit yellow.


And here is the back again. I took an angle shot with shadows so you could see the lettering better, but it is more muted in color, in person.


Here is the design I used, you are welcome to use it for  your own pillow. The original design came from a french site, Broderied'Antan. They have some wonderful free designs, in all types of styles.

When you use the design, place the middle lines in the center of your piece.




29 comments:

marie said...

It is beautiful! You did a fabulous job. What a wonderful gift that will be cherished forever.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

That is absolutely beautiful!!

Vicki W said...

What a special treasure for the wedding!

Allie said...

Debbie that is just stunning - this is AMAZING. What a treasure!

Anna said...

oh my gosh!!! it is wonderful! oh how I wish you could make us one!!! Alas the wedding is the 19th...guess I'll have to figure one out.

The Woolen Cellar said...

Your pillow is simply beautiful! I'm sure the couple will deeply appreciate all your efforts.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, My Goodness! that is simply stunning. What a an amazing treasure you have created.

Merry Wind Farm said...

Oh, Deborah, what a beautiful heirloom you have created! it is just gorgeous! Best wishes to Ivy and
Bill...I hope that 50 years from now they gaze at their pillow, and hopefully it will be passed down to their children!
Hugs,
Melinda

Kit Gana said...

amazing!!
oh I love this pillow it is so cute. What a great memorabilia..

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Dorothy said...

Your ring pillow is beautiful. You have done a wonderful job and the bride should be delighted.

Deborah OHare said...

Beautiful work!

cucki said...

Wow it Is truly so lovely xxx

moosecraft said...

Absolutely beautiful! They are going to LOVE it!

The Evening Stitcher said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Debbie!!! Your stitching is just beautiful...a treasured heirloom to be sure for the lucky bride and groom!

Jacqueline said...

Stunning. Your love shines through your work.

paulette said...

WOW!! How lovely!! What a wonderful keepsake of a VERY special day!! The bride and groom are going to be THRILLED!!
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Orange Sink said...

Debbie,
What a gorgeous pillow! It will be cherished by the couple I'm sure! You do such beautiful work!!
Cathy G

Nancy in MT said...

Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!

Soggibottom said...

Debbie that looks absolutely perfect to me. They will love it for their special day.
:-) X X X

paulette said...

WOW!! How lovely!! What a wonderful keepsake of a VERY special day!! The bride and groom are going to be THRILLED!!
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Dawn said...

Beautiful! A wonderful heirloom.
So many pretty details - thanks for sharing!

Terry said...

That's just beautiful! You did a wonderful job on it! :0)

Fannie said...

Amazing and beautiful as usual, Debbie! Bravo! Thanks for sharing your process in detail. ♥♫♥

Beckyjean said...

The pillow is beautiful Debbie!! You did a wonderful job on it.

Enjoy your weekend~Becky

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Wendy said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful gift for such a special ocassion, and what a wonderful heirloom too!

Linda said...

So beautiful!!! Debbie it is a work of art!!!

Joanne Lendaro said...

Fabulous work!

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

I love this, how beautiful~