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« on: May 09, 2012 04:22:41 PM »

I made this pillow for my partner Maimy in the Cushion Cover Swap, after seeing how much she loved keys (they are in her avatar, so that says a lot!)

I found fabric with keys on it, but the colors weren't right for her, so I traced the key shapes onto paper, then transfered them to linen with pencil.  I outline stitched all ten keys, and they looked nice...but not quite nice enough...so after giving a lot of thought to how long it was going to take, I resoved to fill in all the keys with embroidery!  It took about 2 hours per key, and I loved every minute of it!  This is the first big embroidery project I've done, and I plan to do more.

I'm happy to report that Maimy loves her cushion cover!


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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012 04:27:22 PM »

It's an awesome cover, Leslie - I love your embroidery!!   Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012 04:54:24 PM »

This is awesome!

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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012 05:28:03 PM »

Such amazing stitches!  I admire your commitment to taking to time to make it look the way you wanted it to.  This is an heirloom.

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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2012 08:55:19 PM »

Such nice clean lines on this. The stitching really brings out the key shapes, and I love the colors and how it looks all stitched up into the cushion. Excellent work.
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2012 02:23:56 AM »

Your stitches rock!! You really do take your time and I admire that in you!
I guess I'm too impatient to really want to learn how to make such great stitches.

Love the colours too! And all those 'old fashion' keys are fun to look at.
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2012 04:51:34 AM »

Great job!  I love the bright colors.  I have the same purple fabric in a quilt I made.
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2012 06:05:57 AM »

I want one!   Grin  Pinning this - it's gorgeous!

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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2012 08:56:29 AM »

WOW! At first I thought the keys were felt! Your stitching is excellent!

« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2012 10:10:31 AM »

I adore my pillow Leslie, thank you again!  Kiss

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