Doily Love

I’ve had doily’s on the brain. I finally found a decent sized doily yesterday and appliquéd it to a pillow. Wouldn’t it be fun to do this with doily’s from your Grandmother? I may have to do a doily search next time we make it over the river and through the woods to my Grandmothers house. Doily’s are making a comeback people. At least in my house they are. Speaking of my house….there is a highchair in desperate need of cleaning calling my name. Along with the massive pile of food crumbs under it. And 3 baskets of laundry to be folded. Of all the chores I hate to do, those definitely top my list. This time I’m going to try that whistling while I work thing, or maybe snapping my fingers like Mary Poppins. Or bribing my husband to do it……that just may work. Off I go….have a nice day!

18 Responses to Doily Love

  1. RosaMaría June 4, 2009 at 6:19 pm #

    is a really beautiful pilow!

  2. Isa June 4, 2009 at 6:21 pm #

    I ove that pillow. You may be right about a come back… I'll surely look for some.

  3. mandy June 4, 2009 at 6:23 pm #

    Oooh, I love it! I'm so glad I saw this b/c I have lots of doilies that some Russian babushkas made for me when I was younger (I used to live there). They are so beautiful but I don't know what to do with them or how to display them without looking like a little old lady. My husband already makes fun of me for quilting… if I start laying doilies out, I'll never hear the end of it, ha ha! Anyway, so this is perfect! Thanks!

  4. ~Michelle~ June 4, 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    Great idea! Next time I come across the ones from grandma, now I'll have a plan for them!

  5. Tiff June 4, 2009 at 7:20 pm #

    WOW I would have never thought to applique a doily! Great idea!

  6. rachel griffith June 4, 2009 at 8:28 pm #

    cute, cute, cute.
    but how did you do it???

  7. sewmuchfun4 June 4, 2009 at 8:41 pm #

    What a pretty pillow! I've had doilies on the brain too lately. I think it would look pretty to put three round doilies of different sizes and perhaps color on the bottom of a skirt for my daughter. It might look nice to overlap them a bit. The linen looks great and would work well for a skirt. What do you think?

  8. Jessica June 4, 2009 at 8:46 pm #

    Oooo la la! That's really cute! :) I want it! :) :) :)


  9. Cindra June 4, 2009 at 10:05 pm #

    That is such a great look and relatively easy! Thanks!

  10. jaybird June 4, 2009 at 10:54 pm #

    i'm all for a doily comeback…count me in!

  11. Lisa June 5, 2009 at 2:01 am #

    i LOVE your pillow! i have doily's all over my house, thanks for the great idea!

  12. Aimee June 5, 2009 at 12:13 pm #

    That looks beautiful!

  13. Christina June 5, 2009 at 5:41 pm #

    I have three loads of laundry to fold, too. It's been sitting there for a week…? Yeah, I need to get to it.

  14. Vicki June 7, 2009 at 6:43 pm #

    What a great pillow. I know I have a doily somewhere here made by my aunt, and my mom has some for me made by my grandma and great grandma. I think I'll get them from her next time I see her and make something pretty with them.

  15. Philigry June 8, 2009 at 6:15 pm #

    love the pillow! so pretty.

  16. Cheryl Arkison June 10, 2009 at 3:02 pm #

    To be honest, I'm not a fan of the doily on fabric look I've seen over the last year, but this is the best intrepretation ever. I love that off-center applique. Question: does the applique wrap around or did you capture it all in the seams?

  17. Cheryll June 16, 2009 at 5:00 am #

    Doiley's are super cool. I paint them with Jacquard paints. You can get these are Joannes. They look so interesting in colors. I am making a quilt right now using the doileys as the flower centers then I added a stem and leaves. The background is also hand painted. If your husbands make fun of you for quilting I'd look for another one. That one isn't a keeper. Ha Ha

  18. 123-Nadelei June 21, 2014 at 11:27 pm #

    I love the pillow

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