The Pumpkin Seed shown in my previous post is now done. It is approximately ten inches square.
I used a brushed flannel plaid for the backing.
To give you an idea of the process, I took some pictures. I mentioned in my previous post that I obtained the seed shape from the Electric Quilt program but there are online images that you can find if you do a search. The larger the seed, the more black you will see. I traced the seed shape to Heat 'n Bond Lite, rough cut them outside the drawn line. Then fused them to scrap pieces of wool. I then cut on the line. Once I had quite a few seeds ready, I began laying them out on black wool. Point to point. I was not sure how large of a mat I wanted so I worked on a big piece of wool and then trimmed it down leaving some of the black wool extending beyond the outer edge of the seeds. I fused the seeds down using an iron. You could use any method of preparation that you normally prep your wool applique shapes. I happen to like this method.
I used two strands of black embroidery floss and an overcast stitch but left the outer edge of the mat unstitched at this point. I adhered the fusible to a piece of brushed cotton plaid that was a bit larger than I needed. This was then fused to the back of the black wool.
I trimmed the curved outer edges with sharp scissors before doing a button hole stitch with the black floss. I was able to hide my knots between the layers of wool.
I am including a drawing of my pumpkin seed template. I have never added a template to my blog post before so I don't know how this is going to work.
I can see making a larger size mat with only one round of the seeds around the outside edge and a blank inner space for some kind of wool applique. Maybe done in spring colors with a rabbit. If you make one of these wool mats, I would love to see a picture of it.