Thursday, February 17, 2011

Purple Stitch Pillow : :

purple pillow
This project is the result of a little experimenting with reverse applique that I started over this past weekend. To my surprise and delight, I was asked to put together a project for the July issue of an online sewing magazine, using an alternative fabric to the typical quilting cotton. I knew I was going to use felt and right away I started scribbling down ideas. I have been interested in the process of reverse applique ever since I read this blog post and saw the work of  Natalie Chanin. Without doing any research I decided to just give it a go -- I immediately loved the outcome!
reverse applique
For the front I used a beautiful quality wool blend felt in this smoky purple shade and one of my favorite prints from Kate Spain's Central Park collection for the fabric layer. The back is a cotton I have had for quite some time. I am not sure where it came from, all two yards of it, but it sure is sweet, isn't it?
a sweet little print
I am going to enter it into this months Blogger Pillow Party, as well as The Great SMS Pillow Contest. My husband has declared this pillow his favorite one yet -- so I already feel like I won something! It is for an old friend whom is expecting in June and has painted the walls of the nursery purple. I hope she likes it, too!

Happy Creating! ~ Maureen

22 comments:

  1. Wow! It's gorgeous! You did a fabulous job! :)

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  2. wow, that is so neat to be asked to do something for the online mag! look at you go :)

    also, i have some of that same fabric you used on the back. i love this backwards applique technique too...beautiful!

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  3. I like the reverse applique! I thought about doing something like this before (the reverse applique) but wasn't sure how curves would go if I used cotton as the top fabric. Felt - duh. How cute! I love the color combos too.

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  4. That is simply beautiful, LOVE it! Catherine x

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  5. Oh, she'll love it! What a great idea to do the reverse applique with felt. This opens up new worlds for me. I've loved reverse applique, but not enjoyed working with jersey. Thanks, Maureen!!!

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  6. Very beautiful pillow!Great work!

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  7. Cool pillow!

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  8. wow - that looks beautiful! and what a lucky friend receiving it! :)

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  9. Beautiful Maureen!
    It's a great technique!!

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  10. I love it Maureen! What a talent you have!

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  11. Beautiful! I love it. Central park is one of my faves, and I love the combination of colors and textures. I will definitely be using this reverse applique technique in the near future!

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  12. This is so gorgeous!!! I love how the pattern fabric really pops! Awesome technique :)

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  13. I love it - purple is just exploding from everywhere!!!

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  14. Beautiful. The design is gorgeous and the technique is really effective

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  15. Your pillow turned out beautifully. I love the reverse applique and the hand stitching.

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  17. That is just adorable. I saw it on flickr and had to come on over and tell u how great it is! (sorry couldn't spell the first time)

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  18. I am in love with this pillow! I spotted it on Pinterest yesterday and had to feature it on my blog today :) Feel free to grab a button!

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  19. I think this is so amazing and gorgeous.

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  20. That is a gorgeous pillow!

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