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« on: September 07, 2012 08:51:24 PM »

I was poking around the interwebs the other day and discovered the folk art quilts of Sue Spargo. Her awesome quilts, combined with the changing autumn season inspired me to make this felt leaf wall hanging.





I used wool blend felt and stitched each of the individual leaves with random designs and then embellished with buttons and beads. I was only planning to make 3 leaves but I got addicted and couldn't stop!! Pretty soon, I had 12.



Since I had so many leaves, I decided that I'd stitch them to a larger piece of felt and make it into a wall hanging. I glued a few felt loops to the top and slipped a dowel through them for hanging. 







Thanks for checking it out! Let me know if you have any questions.
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012 09:41:36 PM »

That is gorgeouse i love it. i thought it was a note book cover but its even better as a wall hanging. i love the use of colour and embroidered accents
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012 10:13:45 PM »

It really is beautiful!  I love your embellishments and color combinations.  The orange leaf on the bottom right is my favorite.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012 10:38:41 PM »

Thank you!

MissThing - It would work for a journal cover too! Great idea!! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012 10:53:17 PM »

Beautiful. Even thought the leaves are stylised designs they look exactly like real leaves.
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2012 12:34:30 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2012 01:37:53 AM »

I would love to have a fall wreath made from such beautiful leaves! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2012 04:42:13 AM »

This is such a gorgeous project, and the most amazing thing is she is GIVING IT AWAY on her blog!!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2012 05:57:03 AM »

Love it. If I ever get the knack of felt, I will try something like it!
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2012 06:08:16 AM »

Lime, this is gorgeous.
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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2012 06:37:35 AM »

So pretty! I just love all the textures!!
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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2012 06:44:33 AM »

So pretty - something just so appealing about it- and your stitching is beautiful!
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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2012 06:57:27 AM »

This is gorgeous Limeriot, love it.

I think I especially love that you treated the felt with elegance, it's clean and simple and decorated and modern and not cutesy (which we tend to do with felt).  Brilliant job.
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« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2012 06:59:00 AM »

Oh Lime, that is so beautiful!  It is so crisp and bright!  You are amazing!
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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2012 07:07:44 AM »

Wow this is fantastic.
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« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2012 07:11:53 AM »

Thank you!! I'm glad that you guys like it!
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« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2012 09:56:07 AM »

beautiful!  I think I'd like to try something similar with old t-shirts, put them on a hoodie... you did such a lovely job. I don't think I could pick a favorite!
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« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2012 01:51:03 PM »

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love it so much, I think it might inspire me to do something similar!

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« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2012 03:01:07 PM »

This is awesome! The stitching is so nice and neat!
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« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2012 06:44:01 PM »

I really love these, lime. I'm thinking how great they would be in one of our Sunday school rooms! How cool it would be to make them with the kids! Wow!
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« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2012 10:08:33 PM »

I really love these, lime. I'm thinking how great they would be in one of our Sunday school rooms! How cool it would be to make them with the kids! Wow!

What a great idea!! If stitching is a bit too advanced for the kids, you could use puffy paints, sequins, buttons or other bobbles to decorate the individual leaves and then put them all together into one wall hanging! I think it would be really special!
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« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2012 06:03:59 AM »

This is beautiful! I'm pinning this Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2012 06:51:59 AM »

I am so in love with this! It is so pretty!
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« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2012 07:32:18 AM »

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« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2012 10:42:06 AM »

I saw the orange leaf in the lower right corner and thought, "FOOTBALL"!  I guess fall has really arrived. Cheesy
This is beautiful.  I understand why you couldn't just stop at just a couple of leaves though.  There are so many differnt ways to make each one special.
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« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2012 04:25:28 PM »

Absolutely FABO LimeR!  I could stare at that for hours Grin
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« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2012 07:47:12 AM »

It's really beautiful; so simple and graphic. I love it!
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« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2012 07:56:06 AM »

This is just lovely -- your color palatte is perfect for the autumn!
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« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2012 09:36:10 PM »

Thank you so much!! The wool blend felt I use comes in such pretty colors.

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« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2012 04:28:42 PM »

I just wanted to let you know that I pinned this!! I love it. Very beautiful.
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« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2012 09:01:51 PM »

Thank you! I'm glad that you like it. It's nice to not be the only one ready to say goodbye to summer and welcome in the fall!!!
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« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2012 10:00:06 PM »

Fall good, summer...hard.  I am loving the cooler nights all ready.  And I miss rain (grew up in the tumble weeds) Grin
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« Reply #34 on: September 12, 2012 10:50:53 PM »

You have done an amazing job! Each leaf has its unique design and I love the color combinations and pattern that you have used on each one of them. The detailing is really good and neat. I also like how you have put it all together so neatly to make a really good wall hanging. You have made a great piece. Keep it up!
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Love Sue Spargo quilts and yours is a wonderful nod to her style.  Your piece is gorgeous!!  Love it!
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« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2012 11:52:32 AM »

Love Sue Spargo quilts and yours is a wonderful nod to her style.  Your piece is gorgeous!!  Love it!

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« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2012 08:46:45 PM »

This is gorgeous, and I love all the colors and textures!! Really beautiful!
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Very nice! I love autumn leaves!
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This is amazing! I love the modern feel to it...but it's still rustic. Beautiful work (as usual!)  Wink
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« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2012 07:44:00 PM »

This is so pretty! I love the colors & warmth of the fiber! Ready for fall here!
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« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2012 01:21:31 PM »

I like the wall hanging. I also love the different leaf patterns you made and the different mediums used!
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Wow, that is so bright and cheery. I Love it and I may just have to try making something like that for my kitchen. Very cute
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All I can say is WOW!  I am totally in love with this item - it is soooo, well, ME! I have got to do something like this - I am crazy in lust for this, LOL.
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« Reply #44 on: November 05, 2012 04:24:41 PM »

I'm glad you like it!!

Definitely post if you decide to make one for yourself. It's a fun project and although it's a bit time consuming, the techniques required are all really easy.

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« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2012 07:08:56 PM »

Lime, this is SO GORGEOUS!! and so "YOU".   Grin  Your style is just lovely and I always go to your projects for inspiration.  This just ROCKS!
Thanks for sharing and also, thanks for sharing where you buy your wool felt.  I've always used old sweaters but sometimes they are so bulky.  I could stare at this for hours!
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OMG I want that!! Tongue It's sooo pretty!! I've always loved leaf patterns, this is one of the nicest I've ever seen! Well done!!
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« Reply #47 on: November 18, 2012 08:00:35 AM »

Thank you! I'm glad you like it.

Now that autumn is coming to an end, I'm trying to think of a winter themed design so I can make another hanging Smiley. It would be fun to make one for each holiday.
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