Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Welcome Spring Wallhanging!

I finally got around to finishing off my bird piece.
This is a pattern I found in an old Better Homes and Gardens magazine, done by Carol Armstrong.
I love how it came out and wanted to use it for my entry way to bring some spring into the house.
I added the Welcome by using a script font and then tracing it onto freezer paper and using some of my hand dyed wool.

I would have liked to add quilting to it, but with the wool, I cannot get the free motion foot around those pieces.
Next time I will do the quilting first, then add the appliques.
I ended up doing a simple double border stitch to take the sandwich together.

This is where I put it. My husband made me a smaller coat rack after he added wainscoting to the walls.
The wainscoting goes down the stairs at an angle, so I couldn't use my large straight one, anymore.



And here is a closer look. With winter hanging on, I needed some springtime cheer;)
As for the kitties, they have lost interest in the new bubbler. It seems the bubbler is too intimidating, they rather have running water to play in.

18 comments:

flutterbygone's said...

I have really developed a love for birds the last few years!!! This is really a dear piece you've done!!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!!!

Sue said...

That's a really great welcome! I love it as I so much love wool and birds :)

Linda said...

Love it! Wonderful way to welcome Spring in!! I love the little cherries with the white reflection spot. Great detail!

KittyWampus said...

Great wallhanging - and great little rack beneath it! You are one talented gal! (And, BTW, thanks for the update on the kitty fountain - I saw your post and thought it might be the "cat's meow" for my own water-guzzlers....Glad I didn't run right out and buy one.....)

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Such a beautiful spring wallhanging....You just amaze me!

primitivebettys said...

Welcome Spring! You do lovely work, Debbie :)

Courtney said...

Wow! It's great. I love the textures in the bird.
Courtney

Terry said...

What a lovely wall hanginig! We had a couple of days of spring, and now it's gone back to winter again!

Lori said...

It is perfect for a bit of spring cheer!

julieQ said...

How gorgeous!!! I love that so much, very pretty!!

Vicki W said...

It's adorable! What a great welcoming sign for your home.

Sandi said...

You've done a lovely job on your piece, I like your welcome addition.

Which issue was that in?

Many thanks for sharing.

Doris said...

Your Spring wall hanging is just beautiful. I love it.

LenZie said...

Oh My that is so wonderful and just the thought of Spring sounds so good. We are still having crazy cold weather.
Come on in Springtime.
LenZie

soggibottom said...

Debbie, that is stunning.....

Cats are fickle everyone knows that :-)xxx

The Wooden Acorn said...

Very nice applique work and so cheerful. Love the piece! I like your mix of fabric and wool. I'm addicted to mixing the two myself.

Take care dear.

Valerie

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

This is so lovely and it is perfect hanging there. I am starting to collect some wools now. Maybe I will make some birds using them too!

Carrie P. said...

some beautiful things you have been working on since I visited last.