Thursday, June 25, 2009

Flaunt Your Red~ Morning Glory Pillow

Thanks for joining me for another
"Flaunt Your Red Party Event"!!
Hosted by
Miss Nancy at Southern Lady.
Please be sure to visit her and her beautiful blog!!
Oh! and don't forget to check out the list of all the other red flaunting participants!!
Today I wanted to share with you some RED pillows that I made.
(and my pretty quilt that I didn't make!)
This Morning Glory (red work) box pillow is one of those projects I started but I didn't finally get around to finishing until yesterday!!

But I'm thrilled to get it finished Yay!!

I believe the white fabric I used is called duckcloth. For the Morning Glory design I used Aunt Martha's iron on transfer. The lettering was inspired from
lettering on this seed packet,
and then transfered onto the material. Then I used a thick cotton type thread to do the embroidery. Finishing it off with some thin red piping around the edges.

I embroidered the pillow with a simple chain stitch.

The rectangular cross stitch pillow (in the photo below on the right) was someone else's unfinished project that they donated to the thrift store.

The cross stitch part was completed on a piece of fabric, but I guess they did'nt know what to do with it after that!

I saw it and loved the vintage look, and said hey that would make a great pillow! So I bought it and added the red fringe trim, and batting and voila!
Cute vintage pillow!

The red and white checked plaid pillow was also a thrifty find. They were just two fringed napkins to begin with. Too easy to make into a pillow, just sew the two together and stuff, I didn't even have to add trim!

When I thrift shop I always try to keep in mind what an item has the potential to become, not just what it is.

Well friends I hope you enjoyed my little red pillow party!!

Thanks again for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day!!


Dawn said...

Hi Sherri, I love morning glories. Very nice pillow. Don't you just love finishing a project! Your header and background are so fun with all the colors.

Nancy said...

Hi Sherri, You have made a beautiful pillow and you NEED to Flaunt it!!! It really is gorgeous! Thanks so much for Flaunting with us!!! Nancy

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Sherri,
~Happy FYRED Day!
This is such a fun event isn't it?

Your pillows are all precious!
I adore hearts and red so this one is perfect.
The plaid one you made is darling and so sweet. You are so creative to think of it and talent to sew it as well.

Have a wonderful week my friend.
~Melissa :)

Karen said...

Hello! I am so glad you flaunted your pillows. They are wonderful!
This is my first time with Flaunt Your Red Friday. It is very fun! Tis week is kind of different for me, but hey, that's just what my life is right now.
Have a great weekend! Karen

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Sherri I love the Morning Glory one...My late husband use to call me that each morning ha ha!! you do beautiful work my friend...thanks for sharing...May you have a great weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

June said...

Hi Sherri,
I love your red. This morning glory pillow is lovely. I'm so glad you got it done for this flaunt your red. I love all your pillows and your quilt too.

A Hint of Home said...

Your pillow is so sweet and a work of love. Your quilt and other pillows look great!

Kammy said...

Hi Sherri !
I had to catch up on my blog reading....I love your little flag project ! You are right about the rulers I have several for quilting but, use them for all my over craft projects too. I really love your Morning Glory pillow ! I love embroidery as it is so relaxing !
Hugs ~ Kammy

The Stylish House said...

Your pillows are so pretty and how neat you made and designed them yourself. You are a clever and talented lady!

Debbie said...

I love how you can spot an item and see it's potential. Very nice pillow, especially after you put your special touches on it. Happy Flaunt Your Red Day!


Your Morning Glory pillow is just wonderful! This is the first time I have visited your blog and you can be sure I will be back again. Thank you. for you sweet comment on my post.


Stacey said...

Sherri, I am in love with your morning glory pillow. It's beautiful! Shelia at Note Songs has made some things similar to that (I forget what it's called) and I've been trying to figure out how to do it. I will go search for the patterns you used. Beautiful!!

philben5 said...

Love your morning glory pillow. It makes the bed. Also love your blog background. Nice to meet you too and thanks for your lovely comments.

marty39 said...

Morning Sherri, I LOVE your pillows, they are so cute. I love the little box one you just finished, it is so pretty. The rec one is also so pretty as well as the check. I use to do a lot of needlework, but not anymore. I think I still have several projects unfinished in the trunk. Shame on me. Your quilt is stunning, I love the colors and the fabric choices. Just so pretty. Also I wanted to say that I love your blog dress, it just looks so cute and happy. Very well done. Hugs, Marty

Lisa said...

Oh, your pillows are beautiful! What patience (and skill)! They look so lovely on your bed.

Cathy said...

Sweet Sherri...your morning glory pillow is so beautiful!!! You do wonderful work!!! Of course I love the of my favs!!! All of the pillows look so lovely sitting on the bed!!! A wonderful post!!!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!! I will talk to you soon!!!

Brenda said...

That embroidered pillow is very special! I love morning glories. I love red and white/cream together. I love embroidery, because, having done it myself, I know how much dedication, love and time it takes. Beautiful handiwork!

ceekay said...

You did a great job on all the pillows but I love the redwork one! Looks so pretty on the quilt!

Darlene said...

I LOVE all your gorgeous pillows! Just beautiful! I also love that Patriotic heart in the last post!!!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Oh, I just LOVE your red work pillow! It's so pretty and looks great on your bed. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

Oh I love your pillow work! I used to do embroidery when my older boys were small. :)

foxxy said...

What a pretty pillow. Very sweet!

Sue said...

I'm finally getting to read all the old posts I've neglected waaay too long! Sherrie, your pillows are so sweet, especially the morning glory one. Maybe I should pull out the old embroidery thread and get to work... Sue

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well...well, good heavens! That is one of the cutest pillows ever! Redwork is one of my all time favorite things...and yours is adorable!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Oh, Sherri, your quilt and pillow are absolutely gorgeous. They are so 'happy' and colorful. Just beautiful, sweetie!!!!

Hugs, Barb

SueLovesCherries said...

What a great job you did on those pillows! I love redwork, too!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Okay, I'm impressed -- AGAIN! Is there anything you can't do? Love your pillows. The one with the seed package stitching is sooooo pretty. You are one talented lady. laurie

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