Friday, December 17, 2010

Small CQ pillow

I've been busy with the usual Christmas busyness, but wanted to make a special gift for a very good friend of mine. She really wanted the CQ stocking that I made for our Boutique, but my sister bid highter for it. This is just a small six inch pillow - you can hang it on a doorknob, or even the tree. Without a cutoff date, I didn't have to rush so much and think this is actually nicer than the stocking.

This is my favorite seam - I can't remember where I saw this interesting weaving on the herringbone stitch, but I just love it! I really like the pearls, too, even though they are dyed sort of an "unnatural" color.

This was really a fun seam to do, and so different.

I had fun with sequins and velour flowers on this chevron seam.
I like mixing silk ribbon and organdy ribbon.

As I was finishing up the seams on this, I regretted stitching in these leaf veins - it seemed I would never finish it before Christmas!

Isn't this just such a sweet angel charm?

Happy Stitching, everyone!
~Lin Moon


FredaB said...

Hi Lin

this small pillow is just exquisite. I too like it better then the stocking. I love the colors and the various stitches you did and thanks for showing them in detail. I must try that woven one.



Possibilities, Etc. said...

This is lovely!! Much more art and effort than in the stocking - and more versatile, too.

Guzzisue said...

Hi, thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting on the lace...I did cut the lace off the pillow, not seure what to do with it yet :-)

MissesStitches said...

This is really beautiful! Good job!