I'm happy to be participating in another fun blog hop, this time hosted by Joan of Moosestash Quilting.
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Tuesday April 19
I've made two projects for this hop. Here's how I created the first one:
When I saw the theme of this hop my first thought, (no doubt aided by the hop's logo shown above), was that of a color wheel.
I started doing some research on Pinterest about color wheels, and realized that they are used in coloring exercises, by both children and adults. Then I saw that a lot of the coloring pages contain mandalas. If you're not familiar with mandalas, here's a bit of a description from the "Dummies" website:
"A mandala is a spiritual symbol in Buddhism and Hinduism. It's a symbolic representation of the universe with an inner and outer world. The word mandala comes from Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language. Literally mandala means "circle." The circle is seen as a magical form, without beginning and end, just as the universe is believed to have no end."
Next, I searched for Mandalas that could be converted into fabric, and I settled on a very simple one that you can find here. (If the link doesn't take you directly to the pin with the mandala, I can email the image to you. It doesn't seem to be on the original pinner's website any longer. I don't want to post the image on my blog because it belongs to someone else.)
I stitched the mandala up in wool felt and embroidery floss, following the color wheel. The final piece measures approximately 15.5" square. Here's what I came up with:
Hopefully, it's a good representation of the color wheel. The design is very different from what I usually sew, but it was a fun exercise for me. I added a backing onto the square, and it can be displayed on a wall or used on a table.
For my second project, I purchased this sweet pattern from Etsy to make no-sew wool felt tulips. I thought it'd be a great way to bring some Spring color into my home!
I first made the tulips in two shades of lilac and am very happy with how they came out. I love the combination of colors with the green leaves and the green in my dishes.
The pattern was very easy to follow. The only thing I changed was that I used Aleene's Tacky Glue instead of hot glue because I kept burning my fingers! I quickly got requests from two friends to make tulips for them. Here's the set for one in two shades of yellow:
And the other set for the other friend is an assortment of colors:
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Monday April 18
Tuesday April 19
Wednesday April 20
Thursday April 21
Friday April 22