Friday, April 1, 2011

The Orange Wrap

I was commissioned to make this shawl wrap for a friend who is getting married.  It needed to be orange and whimsical.  I experimented with what I secretly call "messy applique" - the pieces are stitched on with loopy, multiple stitch lines and the raw edges all hang out.  It has a fresh look that I'm falling in love with, although it was not as fast or simple as I thought it would be. 


I am, however, pleased with this wrap.  I had three days to execute it and that included shopping for the fabric with children in tow.. . children who are starting to catch on that the fabric store is a "treat" only for mommy.

13 comments:

Nicole said...

Wow, I am in awe! Beautiful work; it's lovely. I'd have a hard time giving it away :)

BLD in MT said...

That is stunning right there! I love the orange and it is delightfully whimsical. Very good work in such a short time.

Heritage Farmgirl said...

I wonder where you have been. The shawl is beautiful. You did a fantastic job...like always!

Do you remember going to fabric stores with your mom? I do. Hated it. Now I torture my kids with it.

Margo said...

Farmgirl, my mom didn't sew, but she took me because I begged her to and she had hired a church lady to teach me (because I begged!). I think my mom was the tortured one while I crept through the racks, changing my mind and getting lost in visions.

Eva Girl said...

I love those florals - some bright and cheery, some subtle and sweet and all beautiful jewel tones together - beautiful!

Sylvia said...

Kylie always wanted to choose a spool of thread when we went to the fabric store. To this day, I have a fine collection of "purkle fred". It pleases me to see it in the drawer. Your shawl is lovely!

Polly said...

The first thing I thought when your blog loaded was I LOVE THAT! The orange is wonderful! Yes, very fresh. Your lucky friend! Did you use a pattern or just freewheel it?

Well done!

Margo said...

Polly, no pattern; I did the applique on two long rectangles and then sewed them together. Easy! The colors are the eye-catcher, not the construction.

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

What a feast for the eyes... Margo, it's beautiful!!!!

The Muse of The Day said...

Margo, I followed your comment from my blog here, & I can't seem to get enough of this fantastic cape you have made for your friend. It got me thinking, why don't we wear more capes? You have inspired me, I think I will make one for myself. I am glad I linked over. Carolina

Margo said...

Carolina, thank you! Its large flowers and colors remind me a little of your beautiful lamp cover - eclectic and so interesting to the eye.

senolt said...

Now THAT is a beauty. Love the whimsy. I hope we see more pix of it in "action".

Anonymous said...

I am a huge fan of the orange scarf! I found some great ones the other day too! Check em out!

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