Thursday, April 7, 2011

return on creativity: big bang pillow


I may very well rename this blog "French Knot Yarn Pillows".  I just love this pillow and the first one I made.  They are so much fun and I have so many more ideas for designs.

I think this pillow looks like an explosion, so I'm calling it "the big bang pillow".

I used many of the same techniques used in the first circle pillow.  This pillow is also a 16 inch square pillow with an envelope back.  I used the same double wrap french knot technique as the first pillow.  Here is a description of how I built the design.



Some process pictures:



And the finished product...



24 comments:

Chandeen @ Designed by Chance said...

I love this pillow!! It is so nice. The colors are great too. I can't embroider for anything, but love how you did it.

Amber Branconier said...

this is amazing!! i absolutely love it! i just learned how to french knot and now i know what i want to make too!!

Eleni said...

I've just found your blog!! This pillow is amazing!! I love the idea of all these french knots!! and I'm pretty sure If I made it my cat would adore them too hehehehe!! Thank you so much for sharing this!! I definitely have to add this on to my make list on my blog!!
Have a great weekend:-)
Eleni
http://sewhappiness.blogspot.com

laxsupermom said...

So Pretty! I love the grey and yellow color combination. Thanks for sharing.

Stitchfork said...

Stellar!
Love this!
Cathy

jbr said...

Beautiful!

Chris said...

Love the circle design. I find myself drawn to circles often these days. Well done!

Brooke @ Inside-Out Design said...

Love the pillow AND the name!!! I want to see a picture of this one and your first one together, just so I can see how the different designs look next to each other.

radn said...

very pretty pillow! Love the colors!

Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

Beautiful! I am an accountant too! We must both be middle brained!! Have a nice weekend

Carmella said...

I came over to take a look at your site (because you left a very nice comment on mine, thank you!) and wow! I am now a follower! Can't wait to try doing some of these pillows!

creativecarmella.blogspot.com

Dana said...

I LOVE your pillow! It's beautiful and the pattern is great!
Dana @ D'Lea Designs

Erin said...

I just found your blog and LOVE this pillow. I haven't done french knots in quite a while...may start again. Love this. Thanks so much...

Lacey said...

This looks like a very expensive pillow from pottery barn!.. love it!.. beautiful work!.. thanks for sharing!

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

This is so lovely!! I can't believe you made it. I really need to learn this technique. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you at my linky party sometime!

Rachel said...

That is SO cool! I love how it came out--it looks incredible!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Anne Maskell said...

It looks fabulous! I am going back to read your previous post about doing the french knots. I have always had such a hard time doing them. Yours turned out beautiful!

Julie said...

I would love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays @ Singing Three Little Birds!
http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/04/inspire-me-monday.html

Marie Olson said...

This is so cool, I have got to try it!

notverydomestic.blogspot.com

Kristen said...

I am loving your embroidery tutorials...thanks so much for sharing! Found you through Paisley Passions blog hop and am now your newest follower.

Would love if you'd follow back at www.decoratingdiy.blogspot.com

Kristen
Turning a House into a Home

Jaime said...

This is so beautiful!! I'd love for you to link up to Wow Me Wednesday!

http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/2011/04/wow-me-wednesday-5.html

creativejewishmom/sara said...

brilliant idea to use yarn for French knots, totally up my alley since it's so much quicker! Love the pillow, and thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

Sew Magic said...

Megan, I love the pillow! It's utterly amazing what we can make using our imagination!

Anyway I just wanted to pop in quickly to pass on to you "The Versatile Blogger" Award!You can see it on my blog:
http://sewmagic.blogspot.com
If you've got any questions or anything, email me at: arainboz@gmail.com

Have a Nice Day!

Dorothee-Maria Lotufo said...

That looks so beautiful.
I love French Knots, and I love grey and yellow...
I've just found your blog, and I am happily exploring/discovering it...
Thank you so much for sharing all of these inspiring tutorials!
:]

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