Good day everyone! I was rummaging through some older, digital quilt photographs today and came up with this patchwork, applique, handmade, quilted and embroidered fabric pillow.
I made this fabric pillow several years ago. It’s an example of how to use many different techniques and fabrics all in one project. For example, I used my Brother embroidery machine to embroider the words, “Sweet Girl” (using a Brother embroidery font card) and to embroider the little design in the lower right hand corner of the pillow top. Using some vintage fabric (including old feedsacks) and some amazingly beautiful chenille that I had purchased on ebay, I appliqued the double heart design and the little butterfly using Steam-a-Seam. Once the fabrics were adhered to the pillow top in the right place, I stitched around the design using my Brother machine applique stitch.
Little embellishments in the form of ribbons and buttons were added once the pillow cover was stitched together.
I also made a patchwork, handmade, appliqued and embroidered quilt to complement the pillow.
These projects were really fun for me to make. I loved using old feedsack fabric and the chenille especially. These two quilted and embroidered projects are super easy to make and a great way to use your scraps. I gave them both away to charity – and kinda miss them!