I love changing up pillows on my couch with the seasons. I keep the same pillow forms and just change out the covers. I am very excited about using the running stitch as a decorative accent, and you can see where I pieced in some Essex linen in these Jasmine Panel pillows to stitch on. You see the stitching everywhere.
I found out it is called the Kantha Stitch and comes from West Africa. These days, you see it on textiles from India too. It is very easy to do with six strand embroidery floss or size 8 perle cotton thread. Last week end, my seven year old granddaughter was in Sisters and saw me stitching, and wanted to do her own. So now I am helping her with a blanket for her American Girl doll.