Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Playing with wool

So I have been sewing these bird blocks and love how they look in my great room. I tosses one on the couch to get an idea of how the colors work in the room and loved how it worked there so today I whipped up this little pillow. The pattern is adapted from the Birdsong quilt by Blackbird designs but I decided it would be fun to use some wools for some of the appliqué. The background is the same home decor weight fabric that I used in my Union Jack pillow and the reds and greens are the wools. I didn't have any of the right color teal wool so just needle turned some quilters cotton instead. It was fun to play with wool today and even more fun to have a finish.



13 comments:

Carrie P. said...

sweet!

sunny said...

I love your bird blocks!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

LOVE!!! Also LOVE your butterflies!!! LOVE the arched cased opening too!!! Lots of LOVE going on here. hee,hee,hee.

Karen said...

I like! The background fabric is just perfect for the pillow. Good choice.

Cardygirl said...

Looks fabulous! The whole room looks great!

Oops-Lah said...

It looks great! And I too love your butterfly quilt there on the wall. It looks fab!!!

Mayleen said...

I really like your pillow on the couch! As others have said, your decor is wonderful.

Every Stitch said...

Beautiful cushion - looks great on the sofa and has quite a french feel to it:)

Caron at Michigan Quilts said...

Oooooooo! The butterflies! I would love to see a photo of that quilt in all its glory! Do you have a straight-on shot and closeups? GORGEOUS!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

It's perfect on your couch! Sometimes a quick finish is just what we need to get re inspired and keep plugging away at a large project! Congrats!

andsewon said...

Love your blocks and this pilla. Thanks for the idea too. Using decor fabrics!!

audrey said...

Perfect on your couch! Great idea.;)

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Your home is just beautiful with all the personalized touches you make. Just gorgeous! You amaze me! This pillow and the amazingly beautiful butterfly quilt are my absolute faves!