Sunday, 16 September 2007

Amitie

I finished stitching Amitie last week. It was stitched with DMC 115, one of my favourites. I love redwork!I decided to finish it as a pillow for my mum's birthday. This is the first time i've ever made a pillow like this and i really enjoyed making it. I followed Dani's instructions from the Focus on Finishing blog and they were so easy to follow. I used to hate finishing but these days i cant wait to finish the stitching to make it into something, it's so satisfying!!I used the fabric i've shown in a previous entry. It matched perfectly with this piece.
I'm very proud of my pillow. I don't think i could've given it away to anyone else LOL At least i know i'll see it a lot as it's currently on display in my parent's living room. It took me a while to make as it is all hand sewn. Must've been at least 6 hours work anyway. I enjoyed making it so much!!

36 comments:

Carla said...

The pillow is really pretty Cheryl! Your mom will be really happy when you give it to her.

Karoline said...

It's lovely Cheryl, congratulations

Vonna said...

It is stunning Cheryl :)

xstitch.nl said...

It's gorgeous! I love the colours of the fabric, ribbon and design all together!
Thank you for your kind comments!!

Lori said...

That looks so good!

Mindi said...

The pillow is gorgeous! I'm getting better at finishing, but its still not my favorite thing. I don't know what I'd do without the tutorials on Focus on finishing.

Karen said...

thats a lovely design , the pillow looks great

Barbara said...

Oh, Cheryl, that's absolutely beautiful!!

Leena said...

Oh it's such a beauty! What a wonderful pillow you've made.

Tanya said...

So pretty and what a delightful gift. She'll love it - how could she not? Redwork is lovely.

Tanya

Wendy said...

It looks gorgeous! I'm sure your Mum will be thrilled with her gift.

cathymk said...

Looks Wonderful Cheryl! Congratulations!

DaisyGirl said...

The pillow looks beautiful! What a nice present for your mum! I hope to finish Edgar's RR by next weekend so I can have plenty of mailing time!
Donna

Chiasmata said...

Beautiful finish! I hand finished a stitch once... and the very next week I went out and bought a sewing machine! You've got a lot of patience. :)

Paula said...

OH Cheryl that is gorgeous, your mum will love it. I love the pillow you clever girl....I really must try to make one of these lol
Happy stitching....

tintocktap said...

A beautiful finish, Cheryl, I'm sure your Mum was delighted! Hope the few days away with the boss aren't too heavy going!

Lynn said...

what a beautiful cushion, well done Cheryl :)

Jenn said...

Very pretty Cheryl.

Munners said...

You've done an amazing job on this Cheryl, it's gorgeous! I'm sure your mum must be very happy to get such a wonderful present. I love this design, I was disappointed that the designer has taken the freebie off her site, you've done a marvellous job :)

Margaret said...

What a lovely gift for your mother. Redwork is always so beautiful.

Andrea said...

Great finish Cheryl. I agree redwork is lovely.

Michelle said...

It's gorgeous!! I love how you've finished it. What a treasure!

Annemarie said...

Woo-hoo, what a lovely finish! The colours are gorgeous! I'm glad I'm not the only one who finishes things by hand. Do you suffer from sewing machine phobia too?

Dawn said...

It is stunning!! And you hand stitched it, too...Wow!!

tkdchick said...

Wow Cheryl I'm just chuffed that you used my tutorial and that you found it a huge help!

I really should put some more tutorials together.

Ranae said...

Beautiful job!! I am sure your mum will love it.

sugardoll said...

what a lovely gift to your mom! That is so sweet!!

Teejay said...

It is simply gorgeous. I am doing a redwork myself right now.

Sharon said...

Fabulous finishing Cheryl! Congrats.

Michele said...

wtg Cherly! It's beautiful :) I'm sure your mom will love it!

Lynn said...

What a beautiful finish! It really is a pretty piece. I'm hoping to try some of those finishes one of these days.

Lauren said...

Wow, it's wonderful! DMC 115 is one of my favorites, too :)

Meari said...

Looks great, Cheryl. Congrats on the finish.

Choko said...

I love red work,too!!The pillow looks great!!

stitcherw said...

It looks beautiful. The colors are so rich, your folks will love having it.
Sue

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your pillow is gorgeous, you did a great job.