Fancy, Crazy Quilt!
I experienced something last night that I have only felt when finishing a great book...
I was Sad. Sad that my Crazy Quilt Square was over. Truly. I have never felt this about a needlepoint piece. Usually, I am turning cartwheels that a piece is over and done with! Seriously. Last night, I felt this sad tug at my heart-strings. Do I have other projects to start? Yep! Old pieces that still aren't finished? Yep! But somehow,
I just couldn't make myself do anything. I held Crazy Quilt on my lap all evening and just kept looking at her! Am I pathetic or what?
John popped in a movie, Tue Grit with Jeff Bridges, and that fabulous young
girl actress...I just watched the movie and held onto the Crazy Quilt!
Buttons, Beads & Silk!The Beaded blue & green seam was the final seam! It runs from bunny down the whole length of the mish-mash red checkerboard on the right side. I added a couple of funky colored buttons attached by silk ribbon. I love how the buttons go with the Bunny Garden, It looks like they just kind of spilled over!
Fan in full Glorious Regalia!
Figuring out the seams for the Fan was a bit tricky. They had to be skinny seams in order to fit in the tight triangles. That automatically limited the stitches to only linear. Then I wanted to use colors which contrasted with the triangle on either side. Once I figure out the twists and beading I was a happy camper!
Notice the beaded Fly Stitch Seam which runs
between the velvet Paisley and the Celadon Stripe. In the previous posting it was a simple black silk twisted cord. It was bothering me...something wasn't right. Is it the Fly Stitch?
Maybe I did the stitch wrong, so out it came. Then I stitched it again, being sure to count
threads for precise placement. Something was still wrong...then I tied a few beads.
Wha-lah! That was it! Once it was beaded, it just looked wonderful!
Featherstitch and beading finished!
I just love the playfulness of the featherstitch in contrast to the rigid checkerboard underneath. Yin & Yang in harmony!
The piece is now on display down at The Needle House on Bammel Lane in Houston, where,
I will be teaching the Crazy Quilt as a workshop
beginning July 21st, 2011.
Call The Needle House for details:
So, if you live in the Vicinity, come check out the piece and sign up!
I will miss the Crazy Quilt for awhile...
but soon it will be a gorgeous pillow living on my bed!
What will I stitch next?????