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Topic: Building the pyramids stitch by stitch  (Read 1491 times)
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« on: May 15, 2012 07:25:36 PM »

One of my partners in the most recent cushion cover swap round liked strong colors, the ancient world, art deco and vintage travel. So I came up with this:


The image is inspired by art deco style travel posters. It's done with reverse appliqu because I thought it would give a good vintage-y look. The layers are sandy yellow on top, then black, then sunset gold then red. The back of the pyramid, letters, etc. are interfaced and the edges are straight stitched @ least 2x and zig-zagged times @ least 2x to hold up through the wash. I'm paranoid about that  Roll Eyes


Here's where the cording is joined. I'd never worked with lip cording before so was pretty pleased it turned out ok. 1 side is cut from the lip part and the cord thread wrapped over the other side so the join blends better. The edges of this cover are rounded. They were going to be pointy but when I got out my trusty seam ripper to take out an accidentally rounded edge, I decided I liked it better that way. Yay for happy mistakes!


The back is just an envelope closure. I sewed on a thin strip of the sand yellow to the hem and roughed up the edges. And zig-zagged and straight-stitched my heart out  Smiley  The back of the front (does that make sense?) is covered so all that stitching is hidden and the pillow form as a nice, clean place to hang out inside.

Vintage travel is one of my favorite styles but I'd never made anything in it before now. I'm glad I got to try it out and the lip cording and do reverse appliqu.
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012 09:28:49 AM »

I love the cording--and yes, the rounded edges look great!  It makes the pillow "feel" more comfy!

I definitely want to try this technique because it seems very challenging/satisfying...and the look is so unique!
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012 01:51:35 PM »

I love this!! I'm a fan of the art deco travel posters so this is just awesome. The design is perfect. You're partner is very lucky. This would also be a cute way to commemorate a special trip.
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012 02:25:19 PM »

great job!  the design is def. very Deco.   Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2012 10:06:15 PM »

Thank you very much for the compliments! I appreciate them. I'm definitely not an artist and spent a really long time fretting over whether or not it looked travel poster-y enough, so I'm really glad it looks okay to you guys. Thanks!
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