Here it is … Stitch Winter 2011!

As I mentioned in a previous post, one of my project is featured in the Winter 2011 issue of Stitch from Interweave. It has just come out and I received my complimentary copies of the magazine in the mail this week. My pillow covers are back with them.

Lily Pillow Covers in Stitch!
Lily Pillow Covers in Stitch!

What a nice issue filled with lots of inspiring projects. I’m so glad to
be part of it. I particularly love a sewing machine cover by Ayumi
Takahashi from Pink Penguin. It’s mainly done out of wool felt with
hints of cotton prints for binding and appliqués.
As for the pillow covers, I just finished up a second pillow cover of each version.
Lily Pillow Covers in Stitch!
Lily Pillow Covers in Stitch! 
In fact, I completed the pink and green one, the others were all done at the same time as I wrote the project for the magazine. The green and pink took a bit more time than the other version as the appliqués are hand embroidered compared to shell and red for which they were sewn using free motion embroidery. So, I now have a pair of each version and they are all up for sell on my Etsy shop.

A few weeks ago, I win a copy of Quilting Arts Gifts (also by Interweave) in a giveaway hosted by Malka Dubrawsky on her blog. I found it was such a nice idea, that I decided to the same. So, I have 2 copies of Stitch Winter 2011 to giveaway. To get a chance to win you just need to leave a comment at the end of this post. Since, my blog is relatively new, I will pick-up a winner in a week from now, on Oct. 28 in the comments using a random number generator.

As you may have noticed, I also decided to have my own custom domain. So, my blog is now at http://www.thecharmingneedle.com/ and you can reach me at josee@thecharmingneedle.com. Also, I have created a group on Flickr. If you make pillow covers following this project or other tutorials/patterns by me, I would love to see them. Please add them to the group pool! I also added a little photo to my profile to be a bit less anonymous. Eh! Eh! Nice to meet all of you!

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