Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Born to be Wild Blog Hop -- My Day

 


A big thanks to Carol at Just Let Me Quilt for bringing us another challenging and fun blog hop!

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This hop is all about the jungle and the wild things and creatures that reside there. I've made two small projects, one about flora and one about fauna.

My first project is a mug rug, featuring the exotic Bird of Paradise flowers which grow in the jungle. It measures 9" x 12" and is sewn up in bright colors of National Nonwovens WoolFelt and DMC embroidery floss.


It's a simple design, but I think the end result is pretty and would certainly brighten up your morning cup of whatever. If you'd like to make one yourself, here's a link to the FREE pattern.

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My second project is a pin cushion featuring a colorful jungle Toucan. It measures 6" square and I filled it with crushed walnut shells. I sewed up the bird with scraps of WoolFelt and floss that I had on hand. I don't have a pattern for you because I basically "winged" is as I made it. But I thought I'd share the finished piece because I thought it was adorable when finished.


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30 comments:

  1. What a great idea. Love the bird of paradise. Great thought on that. My grandmother loved that flower. Thanks for the memory. Your Toucan is a doll too. You really got creative. Thanks for being in the hop.

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  2. Great projects! My fav is the Toucan, he is so cute.

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  3. I love your projects! The birds of paradise are lovely--thanks sew much for the pattern!--and that toucan is too cute. I'm glad you showed him to us!

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  4. Your mug rug and pin cushion are lovely. Fun that they are made from wool. Thanks for sharing and for inspiring. And thanks for sharing the Bird of Paradise pattern. Happy Tuesday. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  5. Sweet projects. I love working with wool felt and stitching by hand when I get the chance to. It's relaxing.

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  6. I love both your projects. The toucan is so neat and I like the flower you added to it. And thank you for the Bird of Paradise pattern. It is such a pretty flower.

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  7. Great projects! Thank you for sharing the pattern and I love your bird pincushion. Thank you for sharing!

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  8. That toucan is just the cutest...he'd make any of us smile! The Bird of Paradise may be simple but it is very beautiful. As always, your stitching on wool is amazing. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Yes, the pincushion is adorable and the Toucan perfect. I was pleased that you went with a 'wild' plant/flower; excellent a wild plant is too often over-looked. :)

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  10. Wonderful felt designs! I love bird of paradise blooms; I've been thinking of getting a plant for my flower bed. :o)

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  11. I love your projects, the bird of paradise is a favourite here, well done

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  12. Your bird of paradise flowers look ready to take flight. Very pretty. The toucan pincushion is adorable. Thank you fort sharing in the hop ... :) Pat

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  13. Your Toucan is wonderful. I'd have such a hard time sticking pins in him. The birds of Paradise are beautiful done in wool. It gives them such wonderful depth. Great projects.

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  14. Such great projects. Love them both, but I think the bird of paradise is my favorite.

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  15. Oh the toucan is just the sweetest!

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  16. Both projects are adorable. That's the first time I have seen a toucan featured, and he is so cute.

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  17. Great stitching! Love them both!

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  18. Oooh, two pretties shared. Both of them are awesome, proving again that good things come in small packages.

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  19. You always delight us, and these two projects are why. I love the colors, the style, the everything about them! :-)

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  20. Great projects! I have a garden full of Bird of Paradise and loved your placemat. Thank you for the link to the pattern. Your toucan is adorable!

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  21. Love both of your projects!!! Thanks for sharing the flower pattern!

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  22. Very pretty piece. The colors are gorgeous.

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  23. What a clever idea to use felt! Very pretty.

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  24. that toucan pincushion is just adorable, I want it!! ha ha

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  25. Love your bird of paradise!

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  26. Beautiful projects Elizabeth. Thank you for sharing them. 😉

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  27. Super cute jungle-themed projects for the Hop!!

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  28. I love both of your projects! So pretty! xx

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