Thursday, March 6, 2014

Think Ruffles

I don't know about you, but I rarely think of making ruffles.  I made a bed skirt once with 8 yards of fabric and dental floss...I've made curtains with ruffles, and I've made a few pillows.  Since I have no little girls I finally decided to do what I know...


I just finished this Valentine's embroidery and I did not want it to sit unfinished waiting for Valentine's to roll around again.  I also purchased the ruffler foot for my sewing machine and boy is that sweet.  You change the setting to how many ruffles you want per stitches and it makes it for you.  I think next time I will put a few more ruffles in my ruffle.  ;)  The pattern for the embroidery is from Bare Roots and was a fun one to stitch.  I did change the colors of floss just by picking a color I liked and stitching with it.

Here are the rest of the participants for the Think Ruffles Hop!  Thank you Mdm Samm and Amy for all your encouragement!!



March 7th








66 comments:

Judy B said...

What a lovely stitched pillow, the ruffle sets of the colors you used! Thank you for sharing.

JanesQuilting said...

What a pretty pillow. Your embroidery work is gorgeous. You did a beautiful job.

Anita said...

Your pillow is lovely with all the embroideries and ruffles!

Judy said...

Well, I read you post at least 3 times. you made ruffles with dental floss??? hihi, these ruffles are surely going to last at least 2 centuries, wink :-))
You cushion is lovely, I love stitching and this one is so bright!
Thanks for sharing

Britt-Inger said...

Your pillow is so cute and adorable. Thanks for sharing your beautiful project.

Kay said...

Really cute and great use of the embroidery too.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your embroidered pillow is very pretty! Using dental floss is a great idea. I make my ruffles by hand and use waxed hand-quilting thread, but dental floss would serve the same purpose! But now that you have a ruffler foot you can save the floss for your teeth lol.

Shari said...

Lovely pillow. Great stitching! I agree...I want to know more about the 8 yards fabric and dental floss...do tell, do tell. :)

Purl Buttons said...

Perfect finish for such sweet embroidery. You sure make teeny stitches!

Mdm Samm said...

well you are just early for next year….and the stitching and ruffles makes it simply heartfelt

Dorian said...

What a sweet little pillow. Great job.

Carol said...

Very pretty pillow! I like your embroidery work--it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Alicia said...

Nice job! I love Bare Roots projects. I think people are enjoying doing handwork again.

Jeanie said...

Darling little pillow! I'd leave it out year round to enjoy. I've never used a ruffler foot... must give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

MalinisQuilts said...

That's a lovely pillow! Love the ruffles and all that embroidery! Beautiful!

Carla said...

Your stitches are beautiful and the ruffle just makes this pillow perfect. Great finish to your stitching!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very nice Kristen...you did a lovely job on this little stitchery.

Vickie said...

Cute, Cute, CUTE ruffly goodness Kristen !!!

Carol said...

Sweet embroidery on that ruffled pillow...love it! Once I got my ruffler foot I couldn't imagine ruffling anything the old way. :O)

Fignie said...

That's adorable!!! I'll be finding me one of these feet it looks like! :) Cute!

patchouli moon studio said...

So Sweet.

Sherry said...

Great way to use your embroidery which is beautifully done. I too love to embroider and a ruffled pillow is a great way to show it.

Rose Best said...

Nice ideas,

MooseStashQuilting said...

Just too sweet. Suffering from the same "no girls around" thing, makes it harder to ruffle something doesn't it!

Linda said...

How sweet! Your little ruffled pillow is just perfect for a special Valentine!

Just Quilt It said...

You do such beautiful embroidery work. I love your pillow!

Scrapatches said...

Sew sweet! The embroidery is lovely and the ruffle adds the perfect touch. I have never used a ruffle foot. I have been enjoying all the ruffles so much that I may have to look into finding one for my machine ... :) Pat

Needled Mom said...

Very nice. Your stitching is lovely.

madebymeinred said...

Oh my your stitching is gorgeous. The ruffles make is so sweet.

Mary said...

Your pillow is so sweet. I love the ruffles around it. Thank you for sharing.

gpc said...

Adorable! What a pretty pillow.

Brenda said...

Love the Bare Roots patterns also; have several. Mostly snowmen, and I will often pull an element of one of the patterns for a different project. A ruffle is the perfect way to finish a valentine's pillow.

Mary Ann said...

So cute and congrats on getting it finished!! I always let things like that sit around and end up not having it for next year either!

Leah said...

super cute! Love the embroidery.

legato1958 said...

Your ruffled pillow is so very sweet and pretty!
Thanks for sharing with us!

Susie

Shirlee Fassell said...

Great hop! So many great ideas!!

Bear Creek Quilting Company said...

Cute pillow and pretty embroidery. Thank you for sharing! ~Shari

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

So pretty :) and now you're ready for Valentine's Day!!

LJ said...

That's a sweet little pillow. Your stitching is wonderful. You'll love your ruffler; I don't use mine as much as I should be it makes ruffles a breeze to make!

Missy Shay said...

I love your pillow!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Love your pillow…the embroidery is so pretty!!! Thanks for sharing :)

charlotte said...

Very cute.

Createology said...

Such a sweet embroidered pillow and the ruffled edge is perfect. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

evelyn said...

Super cute!

maggie said...

Very sweet pillow, I love the embroidery. The ruffler is on my wish list for awhile now.
Cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh I love your stitchery and the ruffles are sew romantic.

desertskyquilts said...

I love your pillow, but my mind got stuck on fabric and DENTAL floss??? I know there's a story there and you didn't tell it! LOL Lovely project.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Cute! I love that stitchery - haven't seen if before. Dental floss? :) blessings, marlene

Theresa said...

Very sweet, you did a great job!

Amy said...

What a sweet little embroidered pillow. The ruffle looks great around it. ;). I just bought a ruffler foot and I love it. Can't wait to see some more ruffles in your future.

Janarama said...

Your pillow is adorable. Love the ruffles and the embroidery.

OhioLori said...

Love your embroidery...and the cool Ruffles really Showcase it. Awesome job!!

Marian said...

Love the embroidery design and the beautiful pillow.

Great Job!!

Margaret said...

I love your embroidery work and those ruffles just made it stand out. Love it.

Beth Strand said...

Such beautiful embroidery! Your ruffle sets it off beautifully! Oh, and I love my ruffler, too, what a great tool! Beth @ Words & Stitches.

Doris Rice said...

Very nice hand work! And don't you just love the ruffler attachment. I've had mine for years and definitely have gotten my money's worth.

sandra said...

What a sweet pillow, your embroidery is just beautiful and the ruffle around the pillow just finish it off.

Teatime Creations said...

What a pretty pillow. Beautiful embroidery work.

DebraKay Neiman said...

I love the stitchery on the pillow as well as the ruffles. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Thearica said...

I love your pillow!

Linda J said...

That is so darling, Kristen and a great use of the stitchery piece. Now you are all set for next Valentine's Day.

Had I participated I would have tried making a new dust ruffle for my bed and try out the gathering foot on my serger. I still think I might but it will be for the other bed---different bed frame is in place and I can see the side of the box springs now. Ooops!

Vicky Myers said...

Love the beautiful stitching, as well as the ruffles:)

MoeWest said...

The Valentine embroidery is lovely and the ruffles are the perfect touch!

Nancy said...

It is nice when we finish something before the date. I would like to get a ruffler for my machine. My mother had one for her 1947 Singer, but that won't work on my Viking. Thanks for sharing.

Suze said...

What a great Valentine's pillow. You are really ahead of the game for 2015!! You do beautiful embroidery work and the ruffle showcases it wonderfully. I think I'm putting a ruffler foot on my wish list this year. Thanks for participati!!!!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your ruffle cushion is gorgeous, very pretty!!