Sunday, January 27, 2008

Katie's Denim Pillow


This week saw another project done - I must be on a roll! This is a crazy quilt pillow for dd, done in denims. It was started in a round robin when she was in Brazil as an exchange student. I was missing her terribly and my online friends were so supportive and we all poured lots of love into this. I gave it to dd yesterday and she was very happy it was done. Thank you to everyone who stitched on it!
First off, I have to answer the first question - no, this was not particularly difficult to embroider on. As the denim was recycled from old jeans and it was pieced on a soft piece of flannelette, the fabric was very soft. For the most part it was like stitching through butter. The only difficulties were in the piecing and construction of the pillow itself and that was because of the thickness of the seams in places. I did manage to break a couple needles on the machine. lol
The two leather labels were added strategically to cover holes in my piecing as was the frayed denim heart I made and added. I had to add the bit of denim fringe on the top because it was so fun and funky and decided to print a silkie of the flag of Brazil and tuck it beneath the fringe. My talented friends added beautiful Brazilian embroidery during the round robin phase - a special thanks to Shari for her talents here! With the denim it was possible to add some larger braids, beads, etc. that I wouldn't ordinarily use on cq and combining them with the fine embroidery made the whole piece fun.

2 comments:

Shari M said...

Hi Kerry

Katie's pillow looks wonderful. I'm glad you liked the Brazilian I added. I think everyone involved did a great job.

Hugs - Shari

Gail said...

This is to cute, Kerry. I love everything you (all) did on it.