Cartouche pillow making another debut!

6 comments » embroidery, fabric, fun, gifty, patterns

With the return of Rhapsody of Reds and Symphony of Blues, so comes the return of my Cartouche embroidered pillow!  What’s great about this design, is its striking appearance as well as it’s versatility.  I took some of the main circular motifs from the Rhapsody & Cartouche prints and had fun with the placement of my design, by deliberately having the motifs cut off.

I love the composition of the motifs as I orginally designed it, however I also love the other options available.  I included the 3 motifs whole in the pattern so that one can customize and change up the layout of the design as you choose to, or so one could make up multiple pillows. Here are some alternate examples.

Creating an all red color-way or an all blue color-way is quite lovely.  A combination of both the red and blue would also be quite beautiful!  The possibilities are endless!

Since the embroidery design is rather intricate and condensed I wanted to keep the stitching very basic, so the pattern only consists of the Back Stitch, Satin Stitch and French Knots.  This will be great for a beginner as well as a very experienced person.  Enjoy!!

6 responses to “Cartouche pillow making another debut!”

  1. Susan Hoopes Says:
    01/16/2014 10:20 am

    I love how your design mimics the elements of the original prints. I like all three color-ways!

  2. jenni Says:
    01/16/2014 10:24 am

    Thanks so much Susan!!

  3. shannon Says:
    01/16/2014 10:39 am

    wow. awesome. i would love it in grey. are you able to post a photo of a grey one? thanks so much.

  4. Stephanie Dunphy Says:
    01/16/2014 11:24 am

    Totally gorgeous! They remind me of intricate lace doilies. Each one is delicate and beautiful.

  5. Amanda Best Says:
    01/17/2014 8:54 am

    Fantastically beautiful! I love it in any colorway. Gorgeous!

  6. Jenni Says:
    01/28/2014 8:18 am

    Thanks so much Amanda, Stephanie and Shannon!!!
    Shannon, I don’t believe I can add another photo to this post. If you send me your email and can color is up and send to you.


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