It's super snowy here today, but I am ready for spring. I made this daffodil pillow this weekend. Daffodils are by far my favorite flower. I love the yellow color.
I did some free motion embroidery on this pillow. I first tried this technique on my shabby rose pillow. I'm still honing my skills with this technique so my pillow is not perfect, but I still really like it and I want to get better at this technique. Here is a great article on free motion embroidery that I found really informative.
Here's how I made my pillow:
1. I sketched a daffodil and combined my sketch with a script font to create my template. I printed both the sketch and the word bloom on white paper and cut them out. Then I pasted each to piece of 12 by 12 paper.
Here's my sketch.
Here's my template. I used the font The Only Exception.
2. I then used scotch tape to tape my template to the back of my pillow to prepare for tracing my design.
4. I put the darning foot on my sewing machine, dropped the feed dogs, and set my stitch length to 0. Then I started tracing my design with stitches by guiding the fabric under the needle.
5. Finally I sewed everything together into a 18 X 18 pillow cover.
Give free motion embroidery a try. I hope you like it as well as I do!