Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Nightshade pillows

Since I first saw Nightshade fabrics by Tula Pink, I knew I have to sew something with them. I ordered some in the Vapor Palette. Two fabrics I like in particular - Coven and Spider Blossom. I decided to sew some gothic/Halloween pillows (there will be more projects made with those fabrics soon). 
The only tricky thing is, that the portraits of Von Black sisters on Coven have oval frames and there is not much background fabric between them. It's difficult to cut out one portrait without destroying the frame of another (if you want to use just the portrait, not the yardage of fabric). But the portraits and the frames themselves are so cool, that I had to find the way to do it ;)
I prepared a block template in EQ7 with an oval center, matching the size of the portraits and sewn the ovals in (they are not appliqued), just like I'm sewing the circles (anybody interested in such templates?):

Kiedy po raz pierwszy zobaczylam nowa linie materialow od Tula Pink - Nightshade, od razu wiedzialam, ze bede musiala cos z nich uszyc. Zwlaszcza dwa materialy z tej serii mi sie podobaja - Coven (portrety dziewczyn w ramkach) i Spider Blossom (ten material w kwiaty z tylu poduszki). Materialy sa w trzech wersjach kolorystycznych. Ja wybralam linie Vapor (ciemny turkus). 
Jedyny minus materialu z portretami jest taki, ze sa one bardzo blisko siebie i trudno jest wyciac pojedynczy portret z ramka tak, zeby nie naciac nastepnego. Ale... dla chcacego nic trudnego ;) Jedynym sposobem bylo wyciecie owalu dookola ramki (elementy bloku zaprojektowalam w Electric Quilt, bo to duzo latwiejsze niz rysowanie recznie :) i wszycie go w panel poduszki (widac uzaleznilam sie od szycia po luku, haha):





I covered the seam with a thin black lace (just to add a bit of a character to the front):

Na linie wszycia owalu naszylam cienka czarna elastyczna koronke:


Back is buttoned. I bought great buttons (found them by accident on DaWanda) especially for those pillows. They fit perfectly with the style and the colour:

Tyl jest zapinanay na guziki, kupione specjalnie z mysla o tych poduszkach. Pasuja idealnie stylem i kolorem do calosci:

 


And to add a bit more to the Halloween mood...

A zeby bylo bardziej Halloween'owo - moja dynia w tym roku i Wesley przebrany (tylko na chwileczke) za Szczerbatka :D

* my pumpkin this year:


 * and Wesley aka Toothless ;) 
(I just had to make tiny felt wings for him :D He didn't mind wearing them for 5 min when I took the photos; I used handy for it, thus the quality)


15 comments:

  1. Niesamowite poduchy!!! Ganialne!!! Jakoś tak skojarzyły mi się z prądem gothic rock... Są piękne i wyjątkowo klimatyczne!

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  2. te poduszki sa nieziemksie. wszystko wyglada idealnie.. jak ja ci zazdroszcze tego twojego wyczucia, dobou materialow i precyzji! ahh :D moja idolka!

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  3. Those a just fabulous! Your batty black cat is too cute. My black cat would never let me dress her up.

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  4. I love the way that you did these. Appliquing the portrait on and then covering the seam with lace...genius!

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  5. Love the way you designed that pillow - the back is as gorgeous as the front!

    And wings on the cat? Awesome.

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  6. incredible pillows, i'm so impressed! the lace... awesome. and your little kitty with the wings, how darling!

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  7. Niesamowite! Idealnie dopracowane... No cóż, wiadomo kto je robił :D

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  8. Brilliant Joanna! I have some of these ladies stashed away, wondering what to do with them!
    I couldn't get wings on either of my cats for even a second!

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  9. Bardzo fajnie uszyte poduchy. Może skusisz się na quilt w takim stylu?
    Ale najpiękniejsza jest dynia! Ty to masz talent!!!

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  10. Fajne klimatyczne poduchy, w sam raz na Halloween ;)

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  11. Nie przepadam za tematyką Halloween,ale te poduchy są genialne!!
    Wykończenie tyłu to czysta perfekcja!!! I te guziczki...

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  12. Perfekcyjnie wykonane poduszki i bardzo ciekawe !
    Pozdrawiam cieplo!

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  13. Man these are awesome!! I love that the lace makes it look like the lace fabric is actually covered in lace. You are so incredibly talented!

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  14. Love the pillows and the lace addition is a awesome idea! Cool pumpkin!

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  15. Love these! I'm still pondering how I'm going to use mine...

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