Thursday, June 28, 2012

City Crafter Challenge Blog week #115 - Make a Gift

No card this time...a gift as per City Crafter's challenge this week.

 I recently made a pillow for a friend's birthday using chocolate brown felt and a flower die (I was pretty sure the chocolate color would tie in nicely with her sofa and color scheme.  Here's a picture of the pillow.



  I die cut 9 sets of 4 each flowers, layered them together staggering them and stitched onto my pillow front, added a french knot in a contrasting color in the center of each flower set. Then sewed the pillow front to the back leaving an opening for the pillow form to slide into.  This opening was then closed with some velcro tape.


Here's a picture of the pillow now in my friend's house on her sofa,  I think it looks quite nice with her other two floral pillows and the leather sofa.

What do you think?  I'd love to hear your comments on the pillow.








Supplies:
Stampin' up Big XL Flower Folds-Bigz Die
Brown felt from my local fabric store
Velcro fasteners, thread and pillow form


10 comments:

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Great project Nancy! Love the simplicity and hand touch of the french knots. Your friend must be so touched by your gift! It's so special to receive something handmade~

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a great idea, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Alenka***** said...

It's beautiful! wonderful!Great work!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nancy I'm SOOO glad you finally posted this FABULOUS gift. I just know she loved it and those French knots are the finishing touch.
It looks lovely with her set in the final photo. Hugs.

Chris Powell said...

Beautiful work, love it :)

Connie Mercer said...

looks awesome!!!

Ros said...

Nancy this is stunning! What a great gift ... many thanks for playing at CCCB

Lori said...

Your pillow is absolutely stunning! It's perfect on your friend's sofa. I'm so glad you stopped by so I could come see this gorgeous creation. (To answer your question: I stuck the acorn cookie pieces together with peanut butter!)

Linda R said...

That looks beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Anonymous said...

Замечательная подушка !!!!!!!