Wednesday, February 23, 2011
By Order of the Management...
I finally finished just in time for Sew Mama Sew's Great Pillow Contest! I have wanted to make my little son Antonio a pillow for his bed forever now. He just recently learned how to jump so I thought using the 5 Funky Monkeys fabric was totally appropriate!
I digitized the machine embroidery for the center panel then hand embroidered "-The Management" afterward. It's sort of a silly "notice" from the Management a.k.a. his mom and dad :) I used a simple framing pattern for the outer squares and afterward straight line quilted around the panels. I wanted the stitching to be subtle and not the focus of the piece.
I used a blue banana print for the back and when I showed it to Antonio he could hardly contain his delight. He just learned how to say banana and was so happy it was on the pillow.
Here is a close up of the back label I sewed on. I really enjoyed making this free-handed pillow. I think the management is going to have to make a notice for his sister's crib soon :)