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Topic: My take on Van Gogh's Sunflowers in Pillow Form  (Read 1321 times)
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« on: January 08, 2012 03:44:13 PM »

Hi. I wanted to share what I have been doing to combat some winter boredom.
It is a sunflower pillow.....

I was shooting for Van Gogh's Sunflowers but this is how it turned out. Some of it was machine sewn and some hand sewn applique.
I pretty much recyled an old pillow that was falling apart by taking it apart and using the stuffing. I made the "pillow" part from some fabric from an old duvet cover that we dont use anymore. The flower part is actually a pillow cover so I can take it off and wash it.
T-shirt knit fabric is great. It doesn't unravel and it is really easy to work with. It was also free as I have a ton of old t-shirts to use. I am in the process of another pillow and will keep you posted.
Hope you all like it.
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2012 04:26:27 PM »

Wow! I'm impressed. This is absolutely gorgeous. I'm also impressed by your use of recycled materials. It's a little work of art!
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2012 07:49:16 PM »

I instantly thought Van Gogh when I saw this, so I think you did a pretty fantastic job. Smiley Textured applique is always a lot of fun, in my opinion. I really like how you did the block, blue background also!
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2012 05:53:55 AM »

Thank you everyone Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2012 08:40:15 AM »

This is ace!  Good job Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2012 09:13:40 AM »

Great job, I really like this!  I love the flower across the bottom!
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012 10:08:01 AM »

As others have said, great job.  You've more patience than I can muster at this point.  My attempt would have most likely ended up as random bits and pieces stuffed into another 'I'll get to it later' bag.   I really enjoy the 3D effect of the petals.  I'll also echo the 'yay! recycling' sentiment.

With something like that, do you typically build the flowers and "objects" separately and then sew finished pieces on, or do you sew each petal, stem, etc onto the "background"?  I've tried doing piecework stuff like this in the past but always lose interest or get frustrated with things not lining up.  Maybe it's my approach - I've tried both ways. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2012 12:57:31 AM »

Wow, nice work! It's inspiring, thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2012 09:47:25 AM »

I love this, so bright and cheerful.
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