Thursday, November 10, 2011
Winter Wash Pillow Cover in Stormy Blue
It's so hard to get decent pictures this time of year! It's even harder when taking pictures of something white. This is the best I could do.
In addition to printing my "Winter Wash" design on tea towels, I also want to make it available roughly centered left to right on the lower two thirds of a 20" high by 26" wide panel. It's a generous enough size to be used in a number of ways. I'd love to use it as an apron over a little girl's velveteen skirt. It would also make a fantastic adult apron. And of course, there is the pillow cover option. Here I cut a panel to 18" x 18" in order to make a pillow cover.
I wanted to embellish the pillow cover without adding any color. I quilted using my free motion presser foot and made and uneven foreground, a bark look to the trees, the texture of hair on the girl, and swirls from the sky for falling snow. Then I embroidered some snowflakes in white. They were just done improvisationally which means that no two are alike but the symmetry might be off! I added clear glass beads here and there for sparkles in the snow. I love the simplicity of it.
The back is the scarf print from the Sherbet Pips line.
I showed the pillow to my husband and he asked who it was for. I told him that I didn't know yet and he said that we should keep it. I took that as quite a compliment. He also said that as he looked at it, he kept noticing new surprises. Not bad from a husband huh?
I am willing to take special orders for these panels at the moment but will have some for general sale in the shop within the week. I just have a few commitments to get to first!