A couple of weeks ago, my sister got married in Paris,
I totally missed it as travelling over there was not an option,
but I made her a silk-linen pillow to commemorate the event.
It is a very simple, tone on tone pillow, made of off-white raw silk
natural color linen, and natural cotton hand embroidery.
I followed this tutorial from Samelia's mum as I previously did
when I made Miss C.'s heart coaster.
This time I rounded the edges of the L and E,
not straight line here!
Before appliqueing the love linen heart,
I quilted the silk in a diamond pattern to 2 layers of batting (no backing)
I wanted extra puffy without using synthetic batting.
Then I hand embroidered the date using a back stitch,
going over multiple times (like I did with the Teddy Taggie toy)
to give it a calligraphy look.
The back is linen with a zipper.
I decided the front needed more linen,
so I did a linen bidding like a quilt, instead a traditional pillow.
It was my first time doing this way,
I like it, it adds a nice frame,
I am going to have to try it again on another pillow.
It turned out really nice,
traditional without being cheesy,
a little heirloom but not lacy.
Modern and cool
like the happy couple!