Monday, January 5, 2009
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.
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.
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:
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!