Delicate flowers permeate this lovely accent pillow. Use the mini-sampler chart to create an ornament or coasters, or repeat the pattern to make a border for linens or apparel.
Skill Level: Confident Beginner Materials
• Pillow: 14" x 14" piece 28- count white Lugana from Zweigart®*
• Mini Sampler: 9"x 9" piece 28- count white Lugana from Zweigart®*
• One skein each DMC® or Sullivans® USA six-strand embroidery floss*
• Size 24 tapestry needle *See Where to Find It on page 62.
Pillow: 109H x 109W Mini Sampler: 34H x 34W
Pillow: 77/8" x 77/8" Mini Sampler: 21/2" x 21/2"
Cross stitch over two threads using two strands of floss. Backstitch over two threads using one strand of floss.
Work Algerian eye stitch using one strand 209/45041.
Work straight stitch (ss) for center of large flowers (blue lines) using one strand of 310/45053.
Instructions: Cross stitch over two threads using two strands of floss.
Backstitch (bs) over two threads using one strand of floss.
Work straight stitches for leaf centers using one strand 906/45255.
Work French knot Í where appears using two strands of floss and wrapping floss around needle twice.
Pillow Finishing Materials & Instructions
• 14" x 14" piece coordinating fabric
• 2 yards coordinating cotton piping
• Coordinating sewing thread
• Polyester fiberfill
Press stitched piece from reverse side, straightening as much as possible. Trim stitched piece to 2" from stitching on all sides.
Beginning at bottom center of stitched piece, pin piping to right side of stitched piece, mitering corners and matching raw edges. Baste piping to stitched piece.
Cut a piece of coordinating fabric same size as stitched pillow front for backing. Place backing and pillow front right sides together and aligning edges. Starting at bottom of pillow, sew stitched front and back pieces together, staying close to piping and leaving a 5" opening at bottom for turning. Trim seam allowances as needed and clip corners to reduce bulk.
Turn pillow right side out and press seams. Stuff pillow with fiberfill and blind-stitch opening closed.
Work French knot where appears using two strands of floss and wrapping floss around needle twice.