What do two beautiful pillows and a Bedskirt need?
All were sewn from Stash fabrics. A 40″ remnant in a coordinating blue/bold polyester damask was just the right size for two bed pillow covers.
The damask designs on the two fabrics were very different, but the colors were surprisingly close!
The pillow edges were piped. The piping was sewn from a pale gold dupioni – also from The Stash.
The Stash also contains yards of even weave linen and aida cloth. A few
years decades ago, it was purchased for counted cross stitch and/or blackstitch samplers.
The first attempt at the monogram used 18 count aida. Easy to stitch on, but the final design would only be about 7″ tall. A piece of not-quite-even-weave linen was the final choice.
The 8.5 ” tall monogram is a modification of one of the beautiful French monograms found here. The color is DMC 927.
The 16″ square monogram pillow was finished with the same pale gold duipioni covered piping, and backed with a solid blue polyester fabric from The Stash.
Total cost of the Lighten Up Project thus far..
…. 76 cents.
For embroidery floss.