Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Pillow Making...

'At The Water's Edge' Punch Needle Design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Pillow Making...




'At The Water's Edge' Punch Needle Design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

When I finished punching my turtle design,
I wasn't sure how I wanted to 'finish' it.
Everything I'm not sure of, gets placed 
on a pile.  When it 'comes to me',
I'll know and will finish the project.
Sometimes, the pile grows for months !

I decided on a pillow, mostly because
I have a serious obsession with
this gorgeous wool !!




'At The Water's Edge' Punch Needle Design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com
Wrong side of wool

After I finished punching the design,
I needed to attach it to my piece of wool fabric.
I ran a widely spaced running stitch around
the edge of the punched piece,
using the same perle cotton that was used
in the background of this piece...
Valdani Perle Cotton #P3,
(Aged White, medium)




'At The Water's Edge' Punch Needle Design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I pinned the wool, wrong sides together.
Gently rounded the corners
and began blanket stitching the sides.




'At The Water's Edge' Punch Needle Design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Another finish...whew,
half a dozen more to go...

Be well, my friends...
Rose

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*** For those that have asked for a close up
of the blanket stitched edge... ***


Close up of Blanket Stitch on wool pillow - ThreeSheepStudio.com


Close up of Blanket Stitch on wool pillow - ThreeSheepStudio.com

10 comments:

  1. Awesome. I tried clicking on the picture to get a close up of the finish of the edge. Could you show us?

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  2. What a great idea and how gorgeous it looks! I would also love to see it enlarged.

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  3. Love the pillow, but the quilt on the wall caught my eye. Wonderful! Particularly love the chicken. Great work as usual Rose.

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  4. That is perfect! The fabric you used and the colors are beautiful!

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  5. Wow, that technique turned out spectacular!!!!!! Thanks for posting the close ups.

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  6. That wool is PERFECT to compliment your son's turtle design. I love it!

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  7. That is a gorgeous piece of wool... compliments the colors in the turtle perfectly!

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  8. That is a beautiful pillow. I can see why you like that wool. I love handling it so much. It looks so pretty there on your couch. Have a lovely day Rose.

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  9. I am so impressed as to how well you are able to match the stripes in the wool fabric. Is there a trick to it? Do you make pillow forms for your pillows? They look very form fitted. I was curious because I haven't seen small pillow forms. I made several wool pillows and I stuffed them, but wasn't happy with the end result really because when just stuffing wool the wool has stretch to it and it just didn't end up polished looking, plus I crochet lace for one of them and stitched antique lace for edging on one and the stuffing stretched the wool so much that the edging doesn't look good on them. I have put them away in a closet knowing I need to take them apart and start over, but I have to take stitching out of things and wool is the worst because it hides stitches so well.

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So glad to have you here visiting...
would love to hear your thoughts !
Rose