Friday, August 20, 2010

First Wool Crazy - Making Progress

This is my first time posting, but I have following the Wool Crazy group for awhile :). It's so much fun to see how everyone puts their own unique
stamp on these blocks. I have been working on my crazy block on and off for about 2 months - in between work, family, and other sewing projects. I am having so much fun with it and am already planning my second block!

Here is the original foundation I made about 2 months ago. A special thanks to Sharon Stewart of Liberty Rose for starting the group so we could have access to her amazing wool stash! I knew I wanted to feature holidays on my first block, so I picked all kinds of spring, summer, fall colors so that I could display this year-round.




Here is the "rough" layout of my main appliques. Some pieces seemed to naturally fit (like the flag and the snowman), but I was having a hard time figuring out how to place the rest of them. After playing around with these a few days, I decided I needed to switch out some of my foundation colors so the appliques would show up better.



Here is the "refined" layout. I added in some darker backgrounds and settled on the final placement of my main appliques. For the center area, I plan to embroider a big bunch of flowers in the jack-o-lantern and maybe add some bats, candy, etc.



I eventually plan to include some smaller appliques such as chicks and flowers. My plan is to stitch these down, and then go back and start doing all my embellishing. I'm sure that will take some time, but I look forward to it! Thanks for reading!

8 comments:

Kaaren said...

Awesome job, Heather!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

my first visit here...and i don't even know how i got here...but it was my LUCKY DAY !!!!

i LOVE your work...i LOVE things like this...

i used to do things like this...but haven't for a while...you have inspired me for Fall...

so happy to find a new friend today

kary

Kelli said...

WOW! Heather you have done a wonderful job! Your appliques are great! Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

Very nice, Heather! Love the sunflower and crow...
I have my first two appliques sitting pretty on my pieced crazy block...really should post on my blog. Oh well, another day!
Karen

Sandi said...

Nice start Heather, I like your crow and sunflower combination.

Isn't this a great group!

keepitthimble said...

Thanks for all the nice comments everyone! The crow and sunflower is one of my favorite too. This is based off an applique I found in an "All Through the Night" pattern.

-Heather

Little Leslie said...

I love your designs. I haven't done this kind of art, but i love the look.

Brenda said...

Absolutely wonderful. I can't wait to see more. =)