Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Stitch Me Up - The Ooh La La Edition

 
My daughter once again was a huge influence on what exactly I should do for this hop.  Most of the things I make (of course) first go to my kids or family.  I thought that I would show you a before picture of a huge 25" square bed pillow that my daughter loves to set on her bed to dress it up.  Well, it was pretty dull, store bought pillow that has seen better days. 


And now................



I had a some strips of Lost and Found by Riley Blake from my Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop project and they looked rather French and super chic.  My daughter adored "Frenchie" with her little doggie.  So of course, I went in that direction.


I heavily quilted around my embroidery.  I, also, embellished her with a few beads.  The dog has a little diamond collar with a matching leash.  She has a few jewels on her purse.  I wanted to keep the design elegant and simple.


On another one of the blocks, I decided to test out my Sharp Crochet hook.  The flower is directly crocheted into the black fabric.  Another first, I had never crocheted into fabric before.  The hook worked quite well.  (P.S.  I will be giving one away really soon, if you are interested)



The pillow also has two rows of piping. It was a little on the difficult side, but I really love the end result.



I generally don't like to procrastinate enough to cause stress, but in this case I was cutting it a little closer than I care to. Generally, my blog hop projects are finished and ready days before the hop begins. Well, in this one case procrastinating paid off.




Look at the fabric I found two days before the hop to put as the backing.  It matched it all perfectly. 


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95 comments:

  1. Amy ... this is fabulous! I love everything about this pillow makeover ... the pattern choice, the layout, the fabrics, the stitching, the tiny little details like the beaded dog collar and leash, the crocheted flower ... (I am going to be getting one of those sharp crochet hooks!) ... the backing, the piping. All Sew Wonderful! Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  2. Did I mention the red shoes? ! ... ;) Pat

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  3. What a lucky daughter! This is wonderful! I love all your special touches, especially the collar and leash. The backing fabric is fabulous! And you did piping! What a great job, thank you for sharing

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  4. Well that is one beautiful pillow! Love how you added the crochet, need to google that. Thank you for sharing and I would NOT let my daughter keep it!

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  5. I like your colors ;) nice finish

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  6. What a great change you made to your daughter's pillow! I'm sure she must love it! That backing fabric is the perfect finishing touch!

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  7. Oh, I just love this pillow! The fabrics patterns and colors are just wonderful and great job on your embroidery!

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  8. Love your pillow. She is dressed for success!

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  9. beautiful pillow, love it! You did nice job)

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  10. Your pillow is so awesome. I love it! Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  11. What a pretty pillow! I love those scraps combined with the embroidery and crochet.

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  12. Wow! What a difference! Complete and total makeover! Nice job!!! :)

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  13. Fabulous - your daughter must be thrilled!
    I love the crochet flower too but I have no idea what a sharp hook is!
    Thank you for sharing

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  14. oh that is just gorgeous - the red and black makes for a classy looking pillow indeed.

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  15. Now that`s a transformation! Red and black together are always great. I`m going to check out the Sharp Crochet Hook. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I love how you've embellished the design. I'm sure your daughter is thrilled with her 'new' cushion.

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  17. That is one fabulous pillow! Your daughter must be thrilled with it. I love all of the extra details that you put on it and the backing is perfect. Sometimes procrastination is good! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Wow!! I love that pillow. I have never seen crochet on fabric like this. I'd be interested to know more about it. I think I follow you!

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  19. Your pillow turned out fantastic and your backing fabric was perfect what a great find!! Love how the piping adds just that perfect touch !!

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  20. Very creative, lovely pillow. Thank you for sharing :) Angela

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  21. Beautiful! Love the quilting and the crocheted additions!

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  22. Your daughter must be one happy young lady. That pillow is AMAZING! Love all the details and the fabrics.

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  23. That is such a beautiful pillow...wow, Amy! All the little bling additions really add to it. Your daughter is one lucky girl! Oooo, and that fabric for the back--love it, too. Your crochet flowers are interesting in the fabric. I've never seen that before.

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  24. Oh, your daughter is one very lucky person. That pillow is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the fabric that you used especially the backing fabric.

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  25. This is the most creative! Lovely wiht all those little details and soew perfect! Jane

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  26. What a lucky daughter! I'm sure she loves her new pillow.

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  27. How totally awesome! I think your daughter should really smile every time she puts this pillow on her bed.

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  28. FANTASTIC! Love your creativity!

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  29. What a great pillow! Your daughter will love this, I'm sure! Great job!

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  30. Wowie, Amy! This is wonderful and I bet your daughter is just as thrilled with it. The backing fabric was absolutely meant to be. You have my vote for most creative today though to be far, I am not done hopping yet. I'll see later if Mdm Samm agrees, LOL.

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  31. Absolutely awesome pillow makeover! I love your design. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Now that pillow is fabulous. Well done.

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  33. Awesome! You did a fantastic job with the pillow.

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  34. and yes I did note it was perfectly matched...and yes OH LA LA is an awesome quote for you today

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  35. Great Job. I would like to be your daughter, lucky girl. I like your embroidery work and your crochet work,both.

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  36. Tres chic!

    All the little touches you added are just perfect.

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  37. Great pillow!!!! Love all the details!

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  38. Amy your pillow is wonderful. I like all the patchwork with the embroidery.

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  39. I love it, the colours, the embroidery, the fab quilting and crochet and that fabric you used on the back just goes with it all so well, great work

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  40. What a great transformation of the pillow! I bet your daughter loves it!

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  41. Awesome pillow. I had never heard of crocheting into fabric. I want to check that out.

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  42. I love your pillow, beautiful stitching.

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  43. Fantastic, what an awesome pillow you created! Thanks for sharing.

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  44. What a difference and it looks fantastic.

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  45. I looks absolutely wonderful! I really like your take on it!

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  46. The pillow is gorgeous and TWO ROWS OF PIPING! You are so brave. Love your colors too! Great job!

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  47. This is absolutely beautiful! Love the special touches - the diamonds, beads and crochet.. so fabulous!

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  48. Great job! The pillow looks awesome!

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  49. You really transformed this pillow into something gorgeous , wonderful creative job!!

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  50. Very nice Amy!!!!! I love what you did to your pillow....that lady is my favorite one of Madame's pieces.

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  51. Wow, what a great pillow! I really like the backing fabric--perfect! Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  52. Wow, that is an awesome pillow! I too used that pattern to make something for my daughter! What girl doesn't love some fashionista in her life?! Great job!

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  53. I just have to said - WOW! Great job!

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  54. This is just so Jazzie. Love all the detail, the dog leash and collar are priceless.

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  55. Your cushion is wonderful! I love it!

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  56. I love that Parisienne lady! It was meant to be with the fabric you found!

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  57. Well, I must say that I am just in love with that pillow, it is fabulous and beautiful and great.

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  58. Sew pretty! I love the added embellishments! Thank you for sharing!

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  59. Love the fabric on the back of the pillow. Stitchery is great too! Great job you always are a joy to visit.

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  60. OOLaLa is so right...This is gorgeous....Very nice!!!!

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  61. Wow. The double piping idea is neat as well as the cute crocheted flowers. Great touch.

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  62. Holy smokes, what a marvelous pillow! Love all the crazy patchwork, the embroidery, the crochet, the piping. That bead work was perfect! Yep, I believe there was a reason that you didn't have the pillow completed...that back fabric is way too much of a coincidence!! :)

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  63. An awesome pillow Amy and the backing fabric is perfect indeed. Great job, luv the double piping...it was worth the extra effort!! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  64. This turned out amazing~! Your creative touches are so inspired.

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  65. Hi!!! Love your pillow!!!! Wonderful fabric for the back!!! Lucky Daughter!!!!

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  66. Love it. The embroidery, the bead details, the heavy quilting. Fabulous.

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  67. Great finish - I love the embroidery and the quilting details.

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  68. Wow! I love how you used the Sharp Crochet Hook! I never thought of using it in the centre of fabric; only on edges. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  69. What a beautiful transformation! blessings, marlene

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  70. Now, if she's like my daughter she won't want to use it. In fear of messing it up and will want another pillow to knock around and the new one will just sit pretty.
    Very nice job! I liked how you incorporated several ideas into one project...happy stitching.

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  71. All I can say is WOW. and the fabric you found for the back is perfect.

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  72. Wow, Amy! I love all the little details - especially the embroidery... And the backing is perfect! It all came together sew well!

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  73. That is just toooooo cute!!!!! From drab to fab!!

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  74. Ooh LaLa! Great pillow, wonderful stitching and the backing fabric was a great find!

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  75. Fabulous!! It turned out beautifully with all of your details!!

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  76. Really, that pattern is so much fun! Great job.

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  77. I love all of the fabric you chose and love the beads you added.

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  78. Love this pillow! Must have been sew much fun to design and make!

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  79. Wow, Amy! This is quite the work of art. It is gorgeous and so beautifully crafted! Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

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  80. Oh, la la, indeed! You did a beautiful job with "Frenchie," your quilting is perfect and I love your color palette! That bit of crochet directly onto the fabric is pretty awesome as well. Congrats on a great finish!

    Thank you for linking up!

    xo -E

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  81. Thank you for linking up in March to Richard and Tanya Quilts on our Link a Finish Friday. We will have a new linkup available every Friday. So stop by and share what you have been working on and check out what others are doing.

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