crazy for a purple pillow

I'm a bit crazy for purple. And it's funny -- I have found that others either love this color -- or hate it.

I love it. And I love embroidered flowers. And I love the sweet ambience & serenity of this English Country cottage.

I simply printed a pic from a computer image onto muslin that had been ironed onto parchment paper. So easy, although truth be told -> my husband would freak if he knew I was running fabric through our printer.
And then pulling a whole slew of purple fabrics, I built this crazy block by just adding & sewing & cutting & more adding & more sewing & and more cutting purple fabrics.
Then the embellishment begins and ironing on vintage embroidery transfers, I 'planted' a thread garden.

Someday. I will reside in such a place as this.

But for now, it will have just have to be a crazy pillow.


Anonymous said...


That is a lovely lovely pillow! You are so creative. I love how you have embroidered the orange flowers to go with the purple pillow.

It's always lovely to hear from you -- have a great day!

Tudy said...

How beautiful and what a neat idea. I have not printed on anything but boughten printable fabric. But maybe I will try your way.

Betsy said...

Dawn that is absolutly stunning.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love that you put fabric in your printer! Your beautiful garden is such a serene scene, it must be a pleasure working on it. Twyla

Harley Dee said...

I love purple! Have since I was a little girl :) This is a fantastic pillow!

willywagtail said...

This is so beautiful. I love the planted garden too. Cherrie

Shari from Big Yellow Farmhouse said...

Oh I love purple! I was riding a purple bike the day I met my husband!

Dawn, you never fail to amaze me with all the different creative things you come up with. This is so pretty! Love that cottage garden look! Gorgeous colors for the embroidery!!

Knot Garden said...

That is beautiful, and such a clever idea. I love purple and I like the way you have combined pink-purples and blue-purples to lovely effect. Cottage gardens are always a winner in my opinion. Putting fabric through the printer was a great success!

Karen from Sew Many Ways... said...

Love it! I like purple too. It was my mom's favorite color. I've always wanted to run fabric through the printer...thanks for the inspiration.

Sally said...

Oh, Dawn! That is lovely. I, too, love purple. And slime green....isn't that a happy combination? I'm not all that crazy about crazy patches but yours is delightful! Thanks so much for sharing.

Mary Anne Drury said...

Gorgeous as usual!!!

meggie said...

Fabulous! I LOVE it! What a neat idea.