Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New cushions

With the onset of spring, even though winter is having its last gasp this week, I've felt the need for a few changes in the house. Some of you may have noticed some of the sofa pillows with the botanical theme that have been featured at some sites on line.
I decided to pull out some scraps of linen and have a go at a couple. Maybe you'll recognize the motif from a sketch that I did this past winter. It's going to fit an 18 inch form.

I started off using a regular weight cotton thread in green but the impact was not what I wanted so I'm loosely stitching over it using a heavier top stitch thread. The only colors I could pick up here in town were black, white or ivory.
My second pillow will be on a mossy green linen so I may try the ivory thread.
I'm linking to the Needle and Thread Network.

8 comments:

Magpie Quilts said...

I love what I've been seeing recently with the embroidery on linen - and yours is exactly why - it's understated and beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

rtquilter said...

Nice, Holly. Now we are all ready to see the Queen Anne's Lace in bloom again. Enough with the snow, already!

elle said...

Snow, no shortage here! Lovely. I'll have to try some linen.

Linda said...

Lovely Holly!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

beautiful!! You do such nice intricate work

Jeanette said...

Love the motif, are you hand stitching this?

Mary Ann said...

I love your idea...it will be beautiful when it's finished.

Regina said...

Beautiful motif! Since I can't get topstitch thread here I'll often just double or triple thread my machine with ordinary sewing thread.