I meant to post this yesterday. These are some pillows I made for St Patrick's Day last year. I sent a picture off to the folks at Embroidery Library (where the desings originated) and promptly forgot about it.
About a month ago, I received and email from them letting me know that they were going to be featured on their website on March 6.
You can see that here. How very exciting to be featured there. Thank you!
You may note that I use a lot of their designs, as well as designs from Urban Threads, an affiliated organization. These are from their Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Sam collection. I am not typically a Sunbonnet Sue kind of person, but I couldn't resist these Irish dancers. They are stitched on unbleached muslin. The border and binding are quilters cotton. They have an envelope style back so that they can be easily switched when the season changes.
These pillows are assembled like a quilt. The front and back sections are placed wrong sides together being careful to align the back sections so that they overlap. Then a standard 2" binding strip is stitched around the outside on the front just like putting a binding on the quilt. The corners are mitered in the usual way. The binding is hand stitched to the back and the pillow is done You get the look of piping without the stress of keeping the cording and fabric and panels aligned properly. I'll post pictures next time I am making some.