Monday, January 5, 2009

Just Lovely!

Redwork on pillow

Look at these beautiful pillows created by Jacquie at Tallgrass Prairie Studios! She took a set of redwork Christmas houses I embroidered out on fabric panels and pieced and quilted and fashioned them into these lovely pillow covers.

Redwork on pillow

I'm so amazed that she turned them from, you know, just nice embroideries on a natural fabric into artwork that says POP! Amazing. I nearly got there myself when I pieced the candy cane and stocking embroideries last month, but it is the quilting that really brings it all together.

Redwork on pillow

I should practice free motion quilting. I took a class about 15 months ago, but I never really tried at home. My computerized sewing machine makes it so easy, too, as it adjusts the tension and rides over the highs and lows of the layered fabrics.

Here is the before panel:

Joyeux Noel Redwork House Fabric Panel

This one is in my calicodaisy etsy shop here. There is a matching design that says "peace on earth." Check out other embroideries I have featured on my mishflicks embroidery design set. Maybe you'll be inspired to have something embroidered out for your project.

The above machine embroidery files were created by Ellen at The Long Thread. She has an etsy shop with a number of her machine embroidery designs. Also, if you check out her post today, you will find 100 of her favorite tutorials. It's quite the list!


Abby and Stephanie said...

Jacquie's pillows and your embroidery are gorgeous. I saw them on her blog today.

Jen @ said...

Those pillows are stunning. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!


jacquie said...

thanks michele. you can use the pic in your etsy shop if you think that might help you.

kristie said...

those pillows are just lovely! she did a great job.

The Blonde Duck said...

How cute! I love the pillows you sent me!

Nanette Merrill said...

I love it. This is so darling.