Sunday, 5 December 2010

Wool Crazy piece is finished!

I finally finished my wool crazy piece.  It started because of another piece I was working on and decided to combine the two together.  This is an overall picture of the full piece.
 Here is the top third of the piece.  My initials are in the top right corner and the date is found under the tree.
 I managed to put a little something in for all the seasons.  A lot of the designs are my own, some are adapted from JoAnn Mulaly's Wool Crazy book.
 We had an early snowfall in November that inspired this row of houses.
 Fall is one of my favourite times of year, I love the oranges, reds and purples you can find.
 I often photograph flowers and bees always seem to enter the pictures.
 Sunflowers are another flower I enjoy photographing.
 Whenever I make something my signature logo is a moon and star with shh along with the year the piece was made. 
 We have gorgeous cherry blossoms all over the city and I enjoy driving around and checking them out.
 You may have noticed the snowflake button in the middle of the tree...that is because this piece all folds up and is fact a Huswif Sewing case.
 The interior was designed by Kaaren Johnston at The Painted Quilt.  You can find the pattern for this at  http://thepaintedquilt.blogspot.com/2010/08/first-friday-freebie-12.html

I made mine a bit wider than Kaaren's and did not curve the top as she did.  I added the second tulip shape to hold a needle threader.  There are two pockets to hold other goodies that you may need for your projects.

4 comments:

keepitthimble said...

This is a beautiful piece Sandi! I really love the smaller wool crazy things you do like this needlecase and the sewing bags in your previous post. You picked great colors for this - nice an bright and I like how all the seasons are represented.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I LOVE IT!!!! Wool is so much fun to work with. I enjoy just looking at all your pictures of the piece.

Dorothy said...

I love it Sandi! I haven't tried working with wool, yet, but you have inspired me.

Carrie P. said...

Love it. I especially like the little houses.