Monday, September 13, 2010

Makes me happy Monday..

Today on 'Makes me happy Monday' I want to show you a process that makes me really happy :o)!
I love, love, love, to makes pillows!
I could do it all day long,
yep, happy to spend all day sewing pillows :o)!
It is one of my favorite things to do...
I love the whole process...
it's like making a mini-quilt, then stuffing it!
Firstly, choosing the designs
picking the fabrics and threads
setting up the fabric to be embroidered ..
(I don't hoop, I set my fabrics in place onto the stabilizer with stitches - makes it so easy!)

then, beginning the embroidery

I love watching the design come to life..

it is like colouring in ....for big girls ;)!

This one is simple, only two thread colors...

then to trim off the jump threads and remove the stitched boarder...


next, quilting the panel..

I love the stippling,

its where I get to squiggle freehand on the fabric..


Ready to bind!

Alot of quilters say this I know,

but it really is true, my favorite part is the binding,

it's so relaxing...

a cup of tea and some hand stitching before bed, just makes me happy!


then a couple of buttons and we're all done,

But the part that makes me most happy will be giving it to my sister..

I hope it makes her happy!

hugs,
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10 comments:

Private Moments said...

Jenny, how talented you are. Your fabric coordination is amazing. The pillow blew me away. I'm sure she will love it.

Cubby House Crafts said...

Such a beautiful cushion...it would be so much easier not to put it in a hoop...thankyou for sharing!
I will have to blow the cobwebs off my embroidery machine and give it a go!lol!
Lisa ʚϊɞ

Bev C said...

Hello Jen,

A wonderful present for your sister. She will love it. If she doesn't I am sure I can take it of your hands!!!
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Wow...that's a beautiful cushion Jenny...Luv the embroidery & the red & white. Must see if I can get the hoop free way to work...would be so much easier!!
Jane.

colourdujour said...

I think sewing the binding is like hearing home-canned foods go "pop". Something very satisfing about being so close to the end of the project, isn't it?

Beautiful pillow.

colourdujour said...

I think sewing the binding is like hearing home-canned foods go "pop". Something very satisfing about being so close to the end of the project, isn't it?

Beautiful pillow.

My Cottage Charm said...

Well if I were your sister, I would be VERY happy! I love it! I wish I had some of your equipment, my sewing projects would be SO much easier!
OH, you are welcome to come sit on my little bench and soak up the autumn goodness anytime you'd like! :) I just wish the temps here would reflect fall a little more...it's supposed to be 94 today...NOT fall temps by any stretch of the imagination! LOL We should be in the 70's here right now...summer has been extended! :)
Have a great day my friend and I hope you get to make pillows all day long!
Love and hugs
Missy

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi there...Came here via Kainga Happenings...what a beautiful cushion...that machine looks like my new Bernina and I haven't even tried all the stitches yet!!! Dzintra♥x

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Beautiful Jen, you are so talented and gifted with your hands.
Blessings,
Sue

teresa said...

Wow... this is stunning. I wish I was your sister lol!!!! She is going to love it!