Sunday, August 30, 2009

The ring pillow






This is the ring pillow I made for a freinds daughter. I agonised over this, I wanted it to be perfect.

The first attempt was abandoned, it was too white, if you're not a follower of my blog, you can see the first attempt here.

I purchased two lots of Swarovski crystals, before deciding on Silver Shadow. I also used Mill Hill beads (Ice), and then ran out of those! I purchased white satin fabric, which was off white, but was too bright, so I had to go back and buy the pale grey. I had to visit 3 shops to do this. The design is based on one found in a book, but I changed it slightly. I also added the back-stitched border because I felt the writing I put around the edge looked lost. I was really pleased with the final result, and delivered it the day before the wedding. Unfortunately they decided not to use it in the ceremony, and just have it as a keepsake. I just hope the bride actually liked it.

17 comments:

Daffycat said...

It sure turned out gorgeous! I can't believe how beautiful it is!

Gaynor said...

It is so beautiful! I am sure it will be treasured for years to come!

Stitching Cat said...

The ring pillow is beautiful! I am sorry that they chose not to use it for their ceremony. It looks gorgeous in the pictures so in real life it must be exquisite.

Tessa said...

It is STUNNING - really beautiful :)

Julie said...

A super gift to be treasured, its beautiful.

Lindsay said...

WOW it's stunning

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Absolutely Stunning. It is so gorgeous!! I hope to do so well with my hardanger.

CarolG said...

Your pillow is absolutely gorgeous - you should be so proud of it.

Andrea said...

A stunning finish Chris.

nima said...

wow...gorgeous...

Colette said...

Chris its just stunning I cant believe they didnt use it
hugs Colly

MarchAnn58 said...

Oh My Goodness your Hardanger is beauitful. I just can't get the hang of the cutting.

Christine said...

Its gorgeous, I'm sure they loved it. Perhaps they were reluctant to use it in the ceremony in case it got damaged

Maddy*Moo said...

It's gorgeous Chris! Such lovely work!

Karan said...

An absolutely stunning keepsake for the happy couple. :0)

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Dawn said...

I love this pattern, and have been trying to find it. Can you share which book you found this pattern in? And the outside trim you added?

Thank you :)