This is part of our weekly French Country Friday event. Check out the participating blogs at the bottom of the post.
For today’s project, I selected a pintuck linen embroidered with gorgeous flowers for my pillow. This fabric is Robert Allen Fresh Flowers in color Petal. I adore this fabric for so many reasons. Firstly, it’s linen, a favorite material of mine. I love, love, love linen. It looks so beautiful and quietly elegant even when it’s wrinkled, which is most of the time.
Secondly, I love the pintucks. The pintucks are ornamental tucks that are sewn in place. They are oh-so-elegant and I’ve never seen them before already added to fabric. If you want pintucks, this will save you a lot of time doing it yourself.
Lastly I love the embroidery on the fabric. It’s delicate and so pretty. Yes it’s machine done, but honestly I love just about any embroidery, whether it was done by hand or not.
This design is so pretty. It’s got some light and dark pink in it. The green leans toward the olive side. This fabric is so full of character, that I think even one pillow made from this fabric would add so much to a room. I think it would be perfect in a bedroom. The first photo shows the pillow at Evie’s desk in her bedroom. We had to show a close up instead of the entire room, because #clutter. It’s okay. We’ll get to it, when the semester is over. Did you hear? Evie is graduating from college this May!!! Things around here are changing.
I have some fabric left over, so I’m trying to figure out where else I can add a pillow in the Fresh Flowers fabric. I love that I can make a pintuck pillow without sewing all of those pintucks.
If you like the chair shown above, you can find it HERE.
Donna R says
That is the prettiest pillow I think I have ever seen! And congratulations on the upcoming graduation from college. That is a wonderful accomplishment!
jan m says
Happy Spring, Anita! And Congrats as well!
LOVE your pintuck pillow..linen is my favorite..and have pillows with old kitchen cloths
Where can we get this fabric…did I miss that??…I’ve only seen the diamond pattern
linen pintuck fabric! Thank you!! 🙂
Jan, there should be a link in the post. You can also find it here. CLICK HERE.
jan m says
Thank you so much. Their linen is so beautiful.
Pretty pretty- and congrats on the podcast!!
Thanks Courtney. Hugs!!
Julie Briones says
That is a beautiful pillow. Love that it already has the pintucks… so easy!
I love the Robert Allen fabric. The pillow is so pretty and very French . I love the look. Jean
Exquisite fabric–and of course from Calico. I think they have a store here in Austin. How/where do you find the grainsack and coarse linen fabrics you use? (I’m not choosy about authentic or reproduction.) I found a very small monogrammed piece at vintage shop, but it was hardly big enough to make a small pillow.
Ginger Valdes says
I think a pair of those in 20”x20” would be PERFECT in those green caned wingbacks on little wheels I’m using at the ends of my dining room table. I bet Peggy could use sone too!