Monday, July 07, 2008

"Spring Fling"

"Spring Fling"
c.2004 Homespun Elegance Ltd.
Designed by Sandra Sullivan

I enjoyed stitching this charming design. I made some changes to the design. All explained HERE . To finish into a small pillow (looks too cute displayed in a basket on the table) I used Mill Hill glass seed beads #02019 around the edge.

I bought the thread winders at House of Stitches. I've had my eye on them for some time. I saw them on the Skinner Sisters web site. Says they are made out of cattle "bone and horn". Just had to add them to my thread winder collection : )

As for my pillow form, I did find the RIGHT size on sale at JoAnn Fabrics. Next time I ever make a pillow -- I'll have to remember to have the finished size measure 12", 14", 16" or 18" square!! Otherwise, I'm not sure how to make a pillow form. This one had a zipper -- so, I guess it goes on the bottom? I'm such a newbie with sewing. There is a picture of the pillow case I designed HERE. It is an original design. I donated the pattern to The Applique Society.

9 comments:

Carol said...

Oh Lelia, I LOVE IT!!! Great job!

Suzanne said...

How beautiful! What did you back the pillow with?

Cathy B said...

Spring Fling is very, VERY, cute!

Susan said...

Lelia – your pillow is adorable! Congratulations on a lovely finish!

Daffycat said...

Isn't that the cutest cushion? Well done!

Mylene said...

Simply beautiful! Well done!

Chelle said...

Spring Fling is so cute! You know how I love HE stuff. The pillow finish is just perfect. Nice thread winder! I think I have one or two that I bought from Linn Skinner at Rockome a few years ago.

Sharon said...

Cute pillow! I love the little pink bunny.

Jenna said...

Beautiful job on Spring Fling, I especially like the beaded edge. Quite stylish! :)

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