Saturday, June 4, 2011

Quilt Progress

I have made a few additions and done some hand stitching and this is where I am with my fused quilt.
I am very happy with how the quilt looks now. It was at this stage when last I blogged. I really felt that the center was too open.

Here are a few of the hand stitching details. I really do love the hand stitching and bead work, surprise, surprise!!
I forgot to show you the marvelous ahnd dyed perle cotton and silk threads that I bought from Laura Wasilowski. They are simply glorious ! It was very hard to resist purchasing the whole basket full!!!!

On another dyeing note, I stopped by an Estate sale yesterday and picked up too decorative iron trivets. Now I do not use trivets for fancy dinners and all of my plants are living outside for the summer, I look for these little gems to use in rust dyeing!!! I came home , mixed up some vinegar and water, found my lunch trays and plastic sheeting, cut some fabric and put the whole deal out in the sun. Two hours later look at what I had!!! Circles, circles, Circles!!!! Such potential in these little pieces of rusted loveliness. I am quite pleased with the rust on the blue fabric!!
Happy Creating everyone!!

11 comments:

Ro Bruhn said...

Gorgeous poppies Elizabeth and the rusted circles are just divine.

Judy said...

Love your handwork, of course...but that rusting is incredible! ;-)

xo

Sweetpea said...

What an excellent use of found trivets! Like you, I never use them for anything but have an old one stashed in a back cupboard. Perhaps it needs a vinegar bath?! BUT, what I'm wondering is...how easy is it to sew through the rusted areas...or bead on them?

Wonderful patterns, thank you for sharing your finds & experiments!

underatopazsky said...

You're right, that rusting is wonderful and the rust on the blue is gorgeous!! Can't wait to see what you have planned for the next stage!

mariasangel said...

Hi Elizabeth!! Hope you are doing well! OMG! Love your poppy quilt! I just did a blog entry today on my obsession with poppies!! Do you have them in your garden? Also love your banner with the died doilies on the line!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

The hand stitching is really adding such luscious movement Elizabeth, just wonderful. xox Corrine

Incognito said...

The quilt just grabs my attention every time I see the photo; so beautiful and vibrant!

Jacky said...

Elizabeth your fused piece is just BEAUTIFUL...I think nothing enhances these pieces like some hand stitching and those beaded centres look wonderful. I love this piece.

What finds those trivets were. Looks great all rusted, and so quick!

Jacky xox

suziqu's thread works said...

Love your poppies Elizabeth and those results of rusted circles create gorgeous patterns. You are going to love working with these!

suziqu's thread works said...

Those poppies are beautiful Elizabeth and really love the rusted patterned circles. You are going to love working with these!

Plays with Needles said...

The embroidery is really adding some spice!!! And you still didn't show us the hand-dyed threads and ribbons.... ;)

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