8.13.2008

pansy

I showed you an embroidered quilt block of a violet last week and this is another block from that same set. You're probably wondering why I chose such unpansy-like colors for the embroidery. I'll show you why in a minute.

pansy

I found a vintage pansy border-print pillowcase at a flea market earlier this year and I was immediately attracted to the colors. This is a closeup of the edge. Not traditional at all but what a great combination—I love the soft gray with the pink and red and green.

pansy border fabric

So, when the flower blocks arrived I thought "what a great pillow the pansy block would make combined with that pillowcase." And I embroidered it to match. I'm still considering the buttons—the ones in the picture matched perfectly in my studio but not when I took everything out into the daylight to be photographed. I may change my mind.

pansy pillow fixings

You can find a free traceable pattern for the pansy here and the entire set of patterns (pansy, violet, wild rose, ox-eye daisy, poppy, and buttercup) for sale on my website here.

7 comments:

Apron Thrift Girl said...

Oh the buttons look perfect. I love that color of green

Amy said...

i love the colors too. Very cheery and happy!

Junie Moon said...

It's lovely and I think you are absolutely right in matching the colors in this way.

Meredith said...

Beautiful, thank you so much for sharing the pansy pattern, we'll see how we do and then probably be back for the others on your site :-)

Vicki W said...

Love the pansy embroidery, love the fabric and love the colors!

Kristin said...

What a sweet set! I love that you matched everything. You really turned something sweet into something incredible :)

Kristin
Reclaiming The Home

tammyCA said...

Great fabric & your pansy compliments it beautifully...the green buttons, too. Have fun at the show.