Crewel Flower Power Pillow

It all started in March when my Mom (in love) put a crewel kit in my hands and said she would show me how to embroider/crewel.  At that point I never thought it would be a craft I find so totally enjoyable.  Where the journey started.

When we last left off I showed you the rainbow border I arranged and let you in that I had started sewing it.  Yup, I'm a rebel to the core... the border is supposed to be brown all around, but I had so much left over color that I couldn't help myself!

Here I am stitching away.


Voila!!!  Presto ... magico....

Here is the design all stitched up into a pillow!!

It's dainty. Adorable. Colorful!

To say I just 'like' it is an understatement.  It amazing!!  And to think I've been working on and off with this project for nearly eight months... it's really a labor of love.  And so relaxing to sit and stitch!

The kit came with enough of the white material to make a full pillow... but that wouldn't be the rebel way.  I dug through my stash and found this bigger than life zig-zag print that I was saving for just the right thing. 

So happy with how it pops with some of the same colors!!

And here are some of my favorites.  Although, I have to admit that my favorites change by the day.

Celebrate Color

And I think this project is a perfect candidate for Stitched in Color's Celebrate Color celebration!!

Fall makes me cherish all the amazing colors that dominate the scenery before at last everything rests for the winter here in NY.  The flowers are taking their last bow.  The mums are plentiful.  And the trees join in to bring down the house with one final number!

What flowers most remind you of the fall season?

I'm linking up with these fun parties!!  See you there!

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Wendy said...

Christie, I remember when you first started this project and seeing it grow along the way has been fun to watch. It is beautiful! I love all the color! Congrats on your finish!

Terrie Mathison said...

Beautiful pillow! You are very talented! Found your from Carolyn's Homework link party.

Seaweed and Raine said...

The colourful boarders are fantastic! :) Much better than plain brown ;)

Carla said...

That looks awesome Christie!

Allison said...

stunning! I think you definately made the right choices to go rainbow with the boarder and zigzag on the back. good luck with your entry to 'celebrate color' :)

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Angela said...

It's gorgeous Christie! It really turned out brilliant!

hafza said...

Beautiful work Christie!!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Congratulations on the finish - it looks great!

Kelli Fannin Quilts said...

Love the pillow! What a great finish, and I'm in love with the fabric on the back too! :o) I'm a new follower.

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