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« on: February 04, 2011 02:59:44 PM »

Pillows! Peacocks! Love! Hearts! and applique!



I wanted to do something with the bajillion bits of fabric that I have and I decided because I had all this lustrous blue from costumes in the past and an amazing piece of deep teal velvet (had for about 5 years now..) I would make something with them for this Valentines day.  I started by doodling a pattern and then I picked out all the different fabrics for the feathers, branches and leaves.



 I actually used quite a bit of the bad sides of fabric because they looked more inline with my colour scheme. I also had a bunch of embroidered silks that I was able to use on this for the feathers. I had seen a couple of "rough" edge appliques that I really enjoyed so I thought I would do it like that.  



Once I had the peacocks on the fabric, I added some embroidery for details on the feathers.  



My Scotty dog decided to get into the picture while I was taking this photo, he is such a diva, I was paying more attention to the pillow than him.

as more pictures were requested..





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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011 04:38:19 PM »

ooooh pretty! I love peacocks! this is gorgeous.
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011 09:43:05 PM »

Holy crow, that's one fandidilydantastic project! How long did it take you? Take more pics! It's just awesome.

I think this took about 7 hours?  I have more pics.. but I thought less might be more?
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2011 07:28:19 AM »

You should enter this in the Sew Mama Sew pillow contest this month.
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2011 12:45:02 PM »

this is awesome.  so much wonderful detail!
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2011 02:47:05 PM »

Very pretty!  I love the design.
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