I wanted to make enough to send to my friends around the globe but my body didn't work with me well. I also worry about how to ship them without going to a post office... it's not a safe one here.
|a complex bead from a bracelet, some iron on crystals and some hand stitched beads|
some I finished the final locking in stitch on machine
|dupioni silk plus a hand dye, iron on crystals and hand stitched beads|
I think I'll make more, and pick some to make a mobile to hang in the studio, what do you think?
on the design wall are two small pieces... the one on the right was tiny cut off waste from the stack and slash experimental blocks from a couple weeks ago.
I just mindlessly sewed while listening to the last of the Paris library on audio. I like the random nature, the slightly planned color, the curvy seams. I think the horizontal stripes will hold hand embroidery with bold multicolor threads. Seems like it could be a cute journal cover.
the big finish was my Table Scraps finish for the month, in light neutrals...
How I love it! It started a few months ago, sewing 9 patches from the 1.5" cut squares in my stash. The little 9 patches finish at 3" square. Then I wanted to use some of my light fun print scraps to set them
I had so much fun that I'm enthused to use more of these prints in a larger piece. While designing placement I took color and scale into consideration, then knew I had to use the foxes, the burro, and others... A special beige with gold metallic stars bordered it perfectly. To buffer from the tiny blocks to the border I pulled some stored watercolor 2" squares. Just to give it a slight variation and they fit perfectly as a buffer.
the quilting is a variety of angled straight lines in cotton and a gold metallic YLI thread.
I don't like "wasting" fabric on backs and binding but I had to use my little scrap of paisley beige/brown/metallic gold this time.
I sew it to the front, and handstitch to the backing, and love my tiny clips to keep it in order. The backing was a fabric I thought I'd make my little niece Tiffany a quilt with... Tiffany is now in her early 30's... so the colors matched and they still make me smile.
|a little Chinese rice bowl, spools, a 20's valentine girl...and a farmer peeking from the border|
so happy to use these tiny pieces of fabric in something useful and pretty. Glad to use my hoarded golden fabrics too.
thank you to Joy for her link party: Table Scraps