While winter has really only just begun I am already ready for spring. I guess mostly I am ready for flowers in my garden and fresh breezes coming in the windows. Unfortunately, those things are a few months away but I can add a bit of spring cheeriness inside any time I want.
When I create something I usually create a few things with the same theme. This time around it is hexagons. (There’s one more piece in my brain just waiting for me to pull out fabric!) I chose to make a table mat with hexagons and wool.
I have been wanting to create something like this for a while now and I am quite pleased with how it turned out. The wool was all from my stash….it is a healthy stash…..I need to design more pieces to use up some of what I have! I chose to use wool for the background and cotton for the backing. I like the weight of a wool background when doing wool appliqué as it has more body and holds the appliqué much nicer than a cotton background.
I embroidered most of the hexagons after appliquéing them to the background. It adds a nice touch, a bit of dimension.
I added a leaf to every other green hexagon.
“For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.” Song of Solomon 2:11-12
I have violets that grow wild in our woods and in my yard. They are so abundant in one area of my backyard that I don’t mow there until the grass gets ridiculously long. Thankfully that area is under a very large tree and the grass grows pretty slow. They have such happy little blooms that I just can’t mow them down!
I’ve been working on another year-long series. They will be small wall hangings, one for each month. I am a bit behind having just finished January today but it is so pretty!
Here is a little peek at what I’ve been working on. Today I quilted and bound it, then I added crystal and pearl beads. I am so happy with how it turned out. I will get the pattern written this week then I will show the whole thing.
Thanks for stopping by! The pattern for Sweet Violet is available here in my shop.