I finished my Hoop-la-la swap project. Off to the mail TODAY!
I think it is a pretty happy hoop!
An owl that says "who-who" even though I always thought it was "hoo-hoo". I, of course, HAD to research it..and most say "who-who" apprently! What do you say?
I really love these two birds. I don't know why...I just do!
Wavy white lines for movement and brown thread for bird outlines, music notes, and phrases!
White felt backing. Instead of a label, I just wrote directly on it.
I wouldn't call this a blanket stitch, but I used a similar technique by sewing down and angling out ahead...I just didn't capture the thread to make that "L" shape you get with a blanket stitch.
Measures 8" in diameter
Pattern: Adapted using Anita Peluso's Little Birds Quilt mini quilt pattern
Techniques: Pieced, quilted, appliqued
Fabrics: Moda: Eat Your Fruits n'Veggies by Pat Sloan and Mod Century by Jenn Ski and one piece of craft felt.
My thoughts on things I would or could do better.
I have been told recently that I am way too hard on myself, but I feel strongly that every project is a lesson to be learned.
- Consider making red fabric row in the middle shorter. With the red row smaller, the white strips would be much taller and accommodate the birds and owl better.
- Consider mixing the colors all over. I was going for blue sky and green ground, but not quite sure if I expressed that well.
- Use a non-white WOOL felt for the back. But it is the back, so it shouldn't really matter, right?
I sure hope my partner likes it!!!!!!!