Friday, November 12, 2010

Orange Flower Pillow Cover- Part 1

Pile of pre-felt confetti.
 


Pre-felt petals and variegated pencil roving.
 


Yellow roving background.
 


The front side, with dyed flax additions.
 


Since my gracious and indulgent readers are not yet pulling their hair out...

...I've decided to show you one more pillow cover before I share one of my less than stellar garment posts. Har.

I took small cubes of pre-felt that I had cut from leftover scraps...

...and piled them up to make a multi-colored center.

I cut and added large pre-felt petals...

...and swirls of thick variegated pencil roving.

I covered the empty areas (background) with yellow wool roving...

...and felted it a bit, until it was sturdy enough to flip over.

Once it was right-side-up...

...I added strands of dyed flax to the petals for interest.

Next time? Disaster strikes...

...but all is later redeemed!







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5 comments:

Cameron said...

Heather, The colors in this pillow are fantastic. Of course, I love lots of color. You just keep growing. Thanks for visiting and for your words of encouragement. Many hugs...

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Cameron!
These are 'my colors', too...but I have to keep myself in check and not make too many in the Fall shades, since they are, after all, gifts for others, not myself!!! Grin.

Dawn said...

Good morning,

Love your new pillow...Will look forward to seeing it finished. Looks like it's going to be fantastic. Great idea for using up those little bits of prefelt, as I can never throw a scrap away...Hence, my house always looks disheveled!!! And, that's putting it nicely.

Sorry to hear about your disaster, but we learn as much from those, as from our successes. I had two of those "learning experiences" just this week:-)

Hope you have a great weekend.

Hugs,
Dawn

Lydia said...

this is wonderful...also i love the changes you made to the quote and the color scheme!!!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, honey!! I'm glad you like the changes! XXO-