Cartouche Embroidered Pillow

I really do love to embroider.  It’s just so relaxing to me, and these days I haven’t been in much of a sewing mood, but embroidery…well that’s a different story.  My first embroidery patterns I did for Smooth Sailing were very well received to my surprise and I even had requests to make some more patterns.  So, that’s just what I did!  Using Rhapsody of Reds as my muse I was really inspired to design an embroidery for a decorative pillow.  So 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 wanted to include each 3 motifs so that one can customize and change up the layout of the design if they choose to, or so one could make up multiple pillows. Here are some alternate examples.


If you happened to have any of the Symphony of Blues collection, you can still make up this pillow by using blue thread instead.  Or any color thread for that matter, this design in a rainbow of colors would also be very pretty.  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 Stich, Satin Stitch and French Knots.  So this will be great for a beginner as well as a very experienced person.  Enjoy!!



  1. Sarah Z. - January 8, 2013

    I love this and just bought the pattern this week. My only concern is how to transfer such an intricate pattern onto the material. Any tips? Love, love, love this design!

  2. Mary - January 8, 2013

    I love this pattern! Am looking forward to trying it soon. Embroidery is such a nice addition to quilting.

  3. Linda Froggie Quilter - January 8, 2013

    You are sew creative, Jenni! I love it. And I do have some of the blues, and bought the reds to put them together.
    ~Hopppy quilting~

  4. Jenni - January 9, 2013

    Linda, you are too sweet. Thank you! That’s a great idea mixing the blues and reds together, I love that the two collections are so versatile!
    Mary, Thank you so much! I completely agree, I love the mix of embroidery with quilting!
    Sarah, Thank you! When you purchase the pattern, it includes instructions on transferring your design to fabric to be able to embroider:) Basically it mentions using a light source to trace the design.

  5. Naomi - January 16, 2013

    I love the quilt. I was on the notify me list for the kit and now it’s kicked me off the list and the quilt is no longer on your website. Can I still get a kit? Please????

  6. Debra - January 16, 2013

    I loved this line of fabric. I was enjoying the whole catalog I received in the mail and circling what I wanted. I went to order today and this quilt with pattern and fabric was gone. I am so sad. Because of the Rhapsody of Reds I thought that this was one of the best catalogs I’ve ever received. So much eye candy and the threads even made you think you had to have them all!

  7. Jenni - January 17, 2013

    Naomi, Unforunately if it’s sold out, we’re completely out at the moment. I know last week purchasing was scurrying to recut kits, but they may have already sold out too.
    Debra, I’m so glad you loved the overall feel of it all, I’m pleased with how striking everything was.
    And ladies, I do apologize if you were unable to get all that you wanted, but we will be reprinting, I can’t speak to when as of yet, we’re still trying to figure things out. But it will definitely be reprinted at some point.