Friday, August 9, 2013

Flower Garden Crazy Mat Progress!


This week I have been working on my wool crazy mat and the bird stitchery. I want to use the mat before summer is over and finally getting to the end. Once I finish the last wool appliques, I can add the stems and extra stitching. On the original they added a border, but I am just going to add a backing and do a blanket stitch around it.

I am trying to stay close to the colors they used and using what I have but hard to see the true colors and shades in the photo. The flash makes the colors come out too brassy and the blacks too light. I also find that they way I pieced the blocks made them smaller so I have to reduce some of the flowers to fit.

The pattern is by Primitive Gatherings and I think it will be a nice pattern to keep for the flowers and make smaller pieces with them.

The original also has a spider web, where the white daisy is. I turned it around and left it plain. I tried some pearl cotton on a couple of the flowers on the right, I like the thicker thread for the stems, what do you think? I found it at a yard sale and over dyed it so it is dark and light green shades.

13 comments:

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

That is just beautiful!!

Kathleen Hughes said...

Really, really pretty!

Jacque. said...

This looks really great, Debbie!

Dorothy said...

I love wool mats and yours is looking wonderful.

Raymond Homestead said...

Looks great, I've never done any of those wool crazy patterns.

krislovesfabric said...

I love the sunflower, so pretty!

Natalie Santini said...

I love this! I am really drawn to darker colored background pieces. Exceptional!

moosecraft said...

Gorgeous! I should really start mine since Summer is almost over... lol! I do like the thicker threads for the stems...

paulette said...

I'm loving this one, Debbie!! Really pops!!
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Jennie in GA said...

Great job. Hmmmm....I have that pattern. So many projects, so little time. Maybe you will inspire me.

Quilt Hollow said...

Loving it! Seriously!

Raewyn said...

This is looking lovely. I have this pattern too, and you inspire me to pull it out and have a play!

Karen said...

I really like the wool mat. Your progress a delight to see.