Friday, September 02, 2016

Lovely Little Patchwork blog tour: apple tree wall hanging

Hello! It's my day for the Lovely Little Patchwork blog tour and let me tell you, this book is adorable! (Published by Tuva Publishing and written by Kerri Horsley of Lovely Little Handmades.) I chose to make the Apple Tree Pillow project from page 111, but with my own little twist.

I decided to add a little embroidered phrase which you can download here, and turned this baby into a fall art wall hanging! (I used a light table and a disappearing ink pen to transfer the phrase onto my linen.) I love the idea of a pillow but with the embroidery, I really wanted to keep it away from little hands so I chose to hang this. You could also add the pillow backing according to the book and then have the option of hanging or using.

I even did a little in-the-car stitching (I used three strands of thread for the embroidered writing to get a thin handwritten look)! Also, a couple of little details on some of the apples, along with a leather tag add-on from the lovely people at DailyLikeCanada. I grabbed a bunch of fabrics from my scrap stash and went to town on the appliqués which went faster than I thought. The hardest part for me was stitching around all the apples and leaves. It seems I need a bit of practice with machine appliqué. Ha!

All in all though, I'm super happy with how this piece turned out! If you want to see more talented makers from the book's blog tour, check out Instagram and search hashtag #lovelylittlepatchworkblogtour!

Happy Crafting!!
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