Thursday, July 11, 2013

Is it autumn yet? Time for a Renaissance pillow!

I have a backlog of some projects that I thought I'd share here. First up, my first foray into sewing with velveteen and metallic thread! It was a smidge bright out when I took the pictures, so please bear with me.

I used some AMH Field Study velveteen and some Robert Kaufman Toscana velveteen to make this pillow cover. The designs are just fleur de lis raw-edge appliqued to the top with metallic gold thread. I'm looking forward to when it frays more and gets even more snuggly.

It was originally going to be a project in Stitch Fall 2013, but when I sent it in they ended up not using it because they thought the color choices were a little dated. That may be true, but I liked it? Maybe I'm dated? I think that the AMH velveteen would also look delicious on a charcoal gray background, but the selection of quality solid-colored velveteen needs a little expansion...

In any case, since I made up a template and wrote instructions, I figured I might as well share them with you all in case anyone else wants to make a beautiful fall Renaissance pillow :)

You can find the template HERE and instructions HERE. Make sure to print the template full scale.

Happy Friday!

**Linked up with Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts


  1. That's too bad they didn't want to use your creation. I like it a lot but I will be using other colors when this is made. I have a friend who is a Fleur de Lis nut so I'm going to try to get one made for Christmas for her. She'll love it, especially if it's got purple fabrics.

    Thank you for sharing.

  2. It's got a 70s vibe, but given the way color trends cycle around it's hard to call anything truly dated (ok, maybe if you'd used harvest orange, avocado green, and maize all in one project.) :) It's definitely autumnal, and at least you like it, so yay! I'll bet it's a fab "nap on the couch" pillow with all of its softness.


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