Monday, January 12, 2015

A Dreamcatcher Pillow : :

Ever since I made and shared my first Dreamcatcher Pillow I've been eager to make another. At the end of last week I finished up a new one and I have plans to create & sell many more! This pillow design is so fun for me to make! It embodies perfectly the spirit of my Wild & Free collection, and I love that I get to combine so many of my favorite techniques to create each one!

A Dreamcatcher Pillow

This one started with a Woven Path print Dresden as my dreamcatcher center. I really love making Dresdens and I don't take the time to nearly enough! Next came a batch of whimsical, hand drawn & cut feathers from the Sun Tracks print and a few other Art Gallery fabrics that I thought had great feather potential. I used HeatnBond Lite by ThermoWeb to attach each feather to my pillow top fabric and was ready to start stitching!

Dreamcatcher Pillow Beginning

I snapped this photo to show how the first stitches look from the batting side of my work. Once I add the colorful, decorative stitches it starts to look a little messy, but at this point you can see how nice and neat!

Stitching -- Batting side

Once my Dresden and feathers were sewn in place, the fun begins of adding in layers of detail. I especially love how my Aurifil thread, satin stitch beads turned out. Look how pretty!

Dreamcatcher Pillow Details

I finished my pillow cover with a quilted Sun Tracks fabric back and Ripple River binding left over from my Emmy Grace quilt!

Dreamcatcher Pillow Cover

I stuffed it with a 20" insert and added it to my pile of finished pillows that I'm hoping will grow a little more before I offer them for sale!

A Dreamcatcher Pillow

I wish you all a most wonderful start to your week!  ♡ Maureen   

34 comments:

  1. You make it look easy! Beautiful job!!

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  2. This is really beautiful, Maureen! I love all the detail.

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  3. Beautiful Maureen. Though I don't think I have the skills to make a similar piece I do appreciate you sharing your method.

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  4. Beautiful! I love the little strings of beads!

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  5. This is a pretty awesome start to the week.

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  6. So happy! Cute floral prints and colors!
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  7. Crazy good! Looks like an Anthropology pillow

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  8. I absolutely love it. Well done.

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  9. This is just awesome. I have a young friend of Winnebago descent who would love this; I'm going to show it to her.

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  10. Your pillows are just gorgeous! What talent you have!

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  11. I love the detail on the feathers, and the beads look amazing. It certainly makes me think of your wild and free collection, too.

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  12. Beautiful! I love this line the more I see it!

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  13. My daughter has a large dream catcher tattoo down her ribs and waist, your beautiful pillow reminds me of it! Hmm, maybe she'd like a dream catcher pillow!

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  14. Wow, that fabric looks incredible as a dresden!

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  15. Maureen you make it look so easy, which I know it isn't, love, love the pillow.

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  16. Oh man that is so pretty, Maureen. Adore it!

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  17. You do such lovely work!
    I just saw your fabric in person the other day at Modern Domestic in Portland, Oregon ~ I put myself on a fabric diet but I think I'll have to fudge and get some of this ~ my dil's mom loves dream catchers. I think she needs one of these!

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  18. its so pretty,, I have to email you about my sewing mojo........

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  19. This is gorgeous, and such a creative idea! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  20. It's absolutely fabulous, I'm sure your buyers will snap them up!

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  21. Wow, this is amazing!! Possibly my favorite thing you've ever made.

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  22. Oh wow, this is amazing. I love your work (and your photos) but have to say I've now found a stand out favorite. Stunning

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