Cartouche pillow making another debut!

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!!


  1. Susan Hoopes - January 16, 2014

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

  2. jenni - January 16, 2014

    Thanks so much Susan!!

  3. shannon - January 16, 2014

    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 - January 16, 2014

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

  5. Amanda Best - January 17, 2014

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

  6. Jenni - January 28, 2014

    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.