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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Little Wool Love

I love working with wool.  It's so soft and needles so easily that I almost don't know I'm sewing.  This Potted Geranium pillow was a kit from Primitive Gatherings.  Their colors are rich and deep and I love everything I've gotten from them.
I finished this last night and just wanted to hold it in  my lap and feel of it.  Don't the clay pots look real?  The colors....    Each of the geranium petals is separate and is three dimensional.  They have a French knot in the middle and then one stitch on each side to make them look like a flower with four parts.  I originally thought it would be a wallhanging but they showed it as a pillow and in the end I went with that.  I've pretty much run out of walls, but not chairs.  :)

28 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a beautiful pillow! Love the effect of the wool for texture and color. The 3-D flowers are a great focal. No wonder you just want to hold it, it is just delightful.

Elora said...

It's gorgeous, Marlene! I so admire your beautiful needlework!

Elora

Cindy said...

I adore geraniums. I'm so jealous! lol!

Amy said...

Oh it's so pretty and you're right about the pots looking so real!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Beautiful wool, and beautiful stitching!

krisgray said...

It all looks real - now I'm ready for spring and a trip to the nursery for some geraniums.

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness this is beautiful!! Can you please share the name of the pattern ... the black background makes everything stand out so wonderfully. I too would have to just hold it .... no wall for this flower!

Millie said...

Your handwork is beautiful as always, Marlene. Love seeing your wool projects.

Love Bears All Things said...

I bought a book with wool embroidery...where do you find the wool?
If you need a wall, I might find one at my house to hang something on...
Mama Bear

Michelle said...

It is beautiful!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Beautiful! That would grace any home!

Arkansas Patti said...

That might be my favorite thing you have done. Really nice.

Quilt n Queen said...

The pillow is gorgeous! Stitching with wool is on my to do list. I'm collecting 100% wool from a local Thrift Shop. I bought brand new, still with tags on.....skirts, pants, jackets for $1.00 each. I want to felt it and try a wool project...someday....I've got the perfect spot for the pillow...lol

rubyslipperz said...

This is reeeeeally pretty! I see it and i just want to make one! but, alas....sigh....i dunt think i could do the wonderful job you do!

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot

Michelle May said...

Love it!! Oh my gosh! That is just sooooooooo pretty!
I bought some wool at the quilt festival. I have a few new patterns trying to hop out of my head. I love wool!
xx, shell

Salem Stitcher said...

It's lovely. Their patterns are so wondferful. I'm glad their shop is in Wisconsin and not any where near me!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Beautiful pillow and just the thing to bring the spring into your home.

paulette said...

Gorgeous!! You are right, the pots look spectacular and love the flowers!!
Paulette

Madame Samm said...

OK< spring has sprung at your home in this pillow..MARLENE>..divine...I love this...lol

Marie said...

Marlene, that is soooooo beautiful! You did a fabulous job there! I love it! xxoo

Sharon said...

This is beautiful...makes me want to go out and start planting geraniums! Oops...too soon!

Sandy said...

Gorgeous pillow! I love working with wool also.

Lea and her Mustangs said...

That is so cool. I might even be able to do something like that.

Gmama Jane said...

SEW very lovely, Marlene! Your hand stitching is very detailed and beautiful.
Wish you were going to Quiltfest with me next week!! We shall have to find a great Quilt Convention and plan a meet-up!!
Happy Stitching
Blessings
Jane

Adrienne said...

I love your new pillow. You did a great job and I would want to sit and hold it - and look for a long time, too.
~Adrienne~

Jody Blue said...

OK that is just pure cuteness! I really need to dig out my embroidery stuff and get going!

Lori said...

Oh my goodness! Does that pillow scream spring or what? Love your handiwork as always.

Carrie P. said...

Pillows are a great idea. I am like you, no wall space.
The wool that was used for the pots does make them look real.
You did a great job.