Saturday, April 18, 2009

New Friends in New Zealand

I have just finished a small project for a new friend from New Zealand. Recently, I was approached by Debbie, a wonderful gal ,who had left some very nice comments on my blog. She asked if I would be interested in participateing in a small swap for a card. Debbie is a wonderful artist and does amazing illustration work- you can get a glimpse of her wonderful work on her BLOG. I have not done many swaps lately and I am always thrilled to meet new like -minded creative artists, so I took up the challenge. Inside one of my floral stationary cards ( the card was to be 4x6) I tucked this small quiltie. I have been so in the stitching mood lately and I had just dyed up a handful of various scraps and was anxious to put them together in a small project. The turquoise and green base of this quiltie is some of my collaged and paint scraped fabric/paper. On top of this base I layered some pink/orange cotton and then some pink/yellow/orange lace. I used embroidery floss to do all of the hand stitching and finished it off with a small heart charm. I backed the entire piece witha piece of a linen bureau scarf that has the wonderful hand crocheted edge on it. The piece is only about 5x5 square and hangs from a piece of rayon ribbon. I hope that Angela likes it! You can visit Angela at her Blog, should you wish to travel down under!
Angela has already gifted me with her creation and as soon as I get some good pictures of it, I will share them with you!

10 comments:

Camilla La Mer-Art Dolls said...

This piece is a beautiful tribute to springtime! Angela is certain to love it!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Very lovely! I like the soft colors.

Ali said...

nice work - as always Elizabeth!

Patti G. said...

Lucky girls trading with you Ms. Elizabeth! Every time I see any of your creations, my insides are warm and I see the love flowing from your art!!!!!!!!
BEAUTIFUL colors and stitching and Elizabeth touches! Wheeeeeeee!
Hugs,Patti

Beena said...

I love all the color transition in this small quilt. And I can't believe all the detail you got into such a tiny piece! I never would have guessed this was so tiny!

Marilyn Rock said...

This is stunning; beautifully detailed stitching, lovely colors. Made with love indeed!

Candace said...

This is gorgeous. I found you through Ro Bruhn's site and wanted to visit... I LOVE your profile pic. Great dog!
Candace

Jacky said...

Yummy Elizabeth... I love the colours and all the texture. Beautiful stitching and embellishments!

Debrina said...

Oh wow Elizabeth!! LUCKY Angela!! Hey and thanks for the plug, lol! Your work is gorgeous, I can't wait til Angie gets it and I can eat it! Well...it does look yummy enuf to eat!@!!!!

Robin said...

Wow, this is just a beautiful little quiltie. I wonder...would you be interested in joining the Embroidered ATC swap on swap-bot? It's my first coordination effort and I think it's gonna ROCK.

I hope you'll take a look! I know your partner will be one lucky gal!

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/35970

xxoo Robin.

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