Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Family Day Sewing Project

I enjoyed my last "sweet" project so much, I really wanted to try something a little bigger. I'm not sure how smart it was to choose a white pillow with four boys and a dog on my couch, but I still really like how it turned out!PDRM0812

I started out laying my pattern out on paper. From there, I transferred it onto a double sided iron on adhesive, which I ironed on my fabrics, and then ironed onto the white background.

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Choosing the fabrics, then cutting out the pieces to assemble on the background.

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The iron on adhesive really made it easy to stitch around each piece without any movement.

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It's a bit hard to see in this picture but I used a washable marker to mark where I would be stitching all the little details, like the birds tailfeathers, and the leaf stems.

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I used coordinating thread to go over my marked lines five or six times each, until I got the thickness of line I wanted.

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Lastly I layered the top, some cotton batting and then a backing and free motion quilted the swirl pattern all over the background.

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I trimmed the edges to a 20 inch square, made a pocket to insert a pillow form and finished with a coordinating edging. Ta-da...all done! Took me the better part of a day...but I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So Much fun - glad you found a day to spend with your sewing machine - love the results - Darlene