Friday, January 7, 2011

Stitched in Color: Blogger's Pillow Party

I have been looking for something to swap or participate in "Blog land" to encourage me to practice new techniques or simply for inspiration. I found a the Blogger's Pillow Party from Stitched in Color and realized I made the perfect pillow a couple of months back! I am so excited! My first entry for anything!

Blogger's Pillow Party

So here goes!! I have always loved the look of fabric yo yos and I love working with linen. I had picked up some heavy weight linen on a trip to Seattle and came up with this. I handstitched three yo-yos along with 2 flat circles. Then I stitched around the applique with embroidery thread. I didn't make the cover removable out of sheer laziness...or maybe I was just eager to get it done! I used Anna Maria Horner's technique for "super circles" found here. It is a really easy technique that doesn't require basting around the circle...I show anybody who cares to listen. I also used the same technique for Quinn's quilt. Thank you, Stitched in Color for throwing such a great party!

  The pillow resides in our bedroom.


  1. Pillow fiiiight :)

    I love it! I wish I would have tried circles, I'm still too scared. But they are lovely. Ok, goota go try :)

  2. Wow, that looks like such a pretty pillow! I think the colors would show off so much better if you photographed it in natural light, without the flash on your camera. Just a suggestion and how you don't mind =). Thanks for joining in the party!!

  3. No worries! I was not very happy with the picture...the detail and texture of the linen doesn't show up very well. I will try again for sure!

  4. The Pillow is looking wonderful. Great job with the circles.


  5. lovely pillow. I love the look of linen and the coloured circles really bring it to life.