At the Urn of the Seasons Pillow Cover

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Finished pillow-cover wooly: 15˝ × 30˝

In spring we finally put away our winter blankets and wool coverlets. It’s time to bring out the fresh spring bedding and brighten up our spaces with thoughts of longer days and the sweet scents of flowering branches. This project emulates the pots of flowers that begin to appear on porches and doorways as we welcome the spring rains and the warmer weather.

The tulip has long been one of my favorite motifs to use in painting and stitching. There are so many varieties and forms that can be interpreted for folk art. Filling a wooly urn planter with these delightful blossoms is the perfect way to bring them into your home’s decor. I have attached mine to a bolster cover as a pleasing addition to our springtime bed linens.

From Seasons of Wool Appliqué Folk Art by Rebekah L. Smith