Friday, November 9, 2012

Who-who-hoop la-la

Hooplala project


 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?


Hoop birds


   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!

Hoop felt back_edited-1

 White felt backing.  Instead of a label, I just wrote directly on it.


Felt backing

 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. 


Hoop Stats
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.
Thread: Guttermann



 Process Thoughts

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!!!!!!!


10 comments:

  1. what an awesome hoop. I love those birdies birdies birdies! There have really been some fun things popping up in the flickr group, it's been a fun swap to be in.

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  2. I like the colour blocking. If you mixed the colours it would have a different feel. It is cute!

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  3. WOW! What a sweet hoop, I just love the birds. Where does this swap originate, it looks like alot of fun?!

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  4. I LOVE the birds and am sure that your partner will love it. I know I would. I cant share mine as my partner would pick it as hers immediately. hugs

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  5. It's so darling! And those birds are just precious! And maybe you are too hard on your self. I really think most of us women need to be much nicer to ourselves. Your partner is going to love her hoop :-)

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  6. I love it Heidi. So happy it arrived in my mailbox.

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