stitched pillow and happy friday!

I’ve been secretly flashing this pillow on instagram for a long time. I was kind of hoping it would encourage me to finish it finally, and I think it did the trick!

This pillow was started when I taught at Camp Stitchalot last December. I figured I could use a little hand work project to work on off and on. In this case it was mostly ‘off’, but I’m glad to say it’s done! I love the look of a long accent pillow on a bed and when I spotted this wool blend I knew it would make a most happy pillow. Of course I think of it as being maybe a seasonal thing, like a fall/winter pillow.  But finishing it in July seems pretty great, so it’s on the bed now!
I just did a simple ‘plus’ shaped stitch and experimented a few ways before settling on the fastest method. I ended up marking vertical guide lines on the pillow using my tailor’s chalk about 4-5 rows at a time. First did the vertical part of the stitch and then went back and completed the pluses after all the vertical rows were done. Of course you’d probably think that I might be so clever and already know that this would work the fastest, but no, I didn’t. So experimenting it was!
Anyway, I’m glad it’s finished. Imperfect and finished. Can’t get much better than that!
Lastly! Crafterhours is kickin’ it crazy today and invited me over to be part of their Friday Fiver deal! If you haven’t heard of it yet, they put together a great deal every Friday. Yep! So if you want to snag a copy of my Divided Basket Pattern for fiver (or $5.00) jump on over to their blog to get the discount code. Psst! The code is only good for 24 hours, that’s part of the deal! Hurrah!
Happy Friday!

17 thoughts on “stitched pillow and happy friday!

  1. gpc says:

    I love it! Simple and classic. Couldn’t be better. 🙂

  2. Ines says:

    What a lovely pillow! Winter can come, but please, not immediately ;-)!

    Hugs Ines♥

  3. Duluth Girl says:

    Very, very nice! I have some old sweaters that I’ve shrunk (on purpose!). I might use your idea and make some pillows for Christmas gifts! and I agree with Ines…no Winter for awhile! 🙂

  4. ooooh, what a stunning pillow! You hit on that perfect simple combo of motif and fabric. Love!

  5. Kelsey Boes says:

    this is a beautiful pillow! I might have to make one for my apartment

  6. Katy Cameron says:

    Lovely, simple design, very striking.

  7. absolutely gorgeous

  8. Kelly says:

    I love the pillow! It’s really beautiful.

  9. I really like the gray wool. This pillow is simply but very modern.

  10. kristin says:

    i love it anna! so simple but so high-end looking. very nice.

  11. filigarn says:

    i love it Anna!! i really love the pillow!

    Nadja (filigarn)

  12. it’s awesome, Anna! Totally chic

  13. id says:

    What are the dimensions of the pillow and what did you embroider it with…thanks.

    1. Anna says:

      It’s just a king size bed pillow. 🙂 And I used perle size 8 embroidery cotton thread.

  14. Oh wow, i adore, love the simplicity, it’s absolutely stunning, well done, a finish is a finish whatever the season!

  15. Eva Leisure says:

    Very nice idea – looks just great – also in summer 🙂

  16. Lucie says:

    I love it! Definitely a great project to do in stages! I pinned it 🙂

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