Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas Crazy Quilt is Finished!

All Seam Treatments Done &

Ready to go to Finisher!


in Upper Left Corner:
I LOVE how the 'Circle Seam' follows the irregular edge of the fan!

Partridge & Pear with a Crystal.

The seam treatment running vertically behind the Partridge I call
'Candy Cane Seam.'
The treatment between the sage and tobacco is called,
'Snowflakes on a Twist.' 

Close-up of The Pear and a Crystal or two!

Button Cluster: 

featuring Beads and Crystals.
 I love this so much that I want to add a few more 
buttons elsewhere on the piece!

Bottom right corner:

'Feather and Bead' Treatment falling on red and teal triangles.
'Scrunched Ribbon' falls between teal and black.
I LOVE the 'Spiced Teal Bead Twist' on the other side of the black.
At left, the 'Beaded Wheat Bands'.
and, of course I HAD to have the Silver Tea-cup!  

Close Ups:

Between the black & paisley is 'Ribbon Acanthus Leaf'':
Close up of 'Ribbon Acanthus':

 Basket of Paper Whites:

Close up of 'Beaded Tassel Trim':

Well this was a great Fun Project to work on!
It seemed to go much easier than the Springtime Crazy Quilt.
Probably because I had already worked a similar piece.

 Please have a Happy & Safe New Years Eve everyone &
Happy Stitching!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Kelly's Christmas Crazy Quilt!

A Basket Full of Paper Whites & a Partridge in a Pear Tree!

Christmas Crazy Quilt:

A Basket Full of Paper Whites

and a Stumpwork 

Partridge in a Pear Tree!

Fan in left top corner:
I just can't wait to embellish with the Seam Treatments!

Bottom Right corner:

Backgrounds all done:

 and 1 seam treatment is started!

Next post will be pictures of seam treatments...
I will be starting them as soon as this blog-post is done!
The little Stumpwork Partridge is  done mostly in felted wool.  
He is just adorable and really makes a statement!

I just love all of the various faux fabric patches on this piece!
There are many many threads from Springtime Crazy quilt used
again on this Christmas piece!

Until next time,

Have a Merry, Joyous Christmas

Happy Stitching, one and all!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Saying goodbye to Autumn

It is with a bit of sadness that I put away the Autumn decorations 
each year.  Why?  I can't say for certain.
Do you remember in the 80's when it was the height of
vogue to go to the Estee Lauder cosmetics counter and have your 
personal 'colors' done?
Well, it was determined that I am an Autumn.
Silly, you may say.  But I honestly think this may have something
to do with my fondness for the colors and themes of the Autumnal Season.
My soul feels calmed by the colors.  I truly love
walking through my home when the rich color splashes of nutmeg, olive, 
orange, chrysanthemum, sunflower, goldenrod, pumpkin, allspice, cumin,
cinnamon, squash and moss greet me at every turn.
You are all familiar with my needlepoint...
but may not know that I dabble in other crafts, as well.
Paper mache', wool felt-work and sewing to name a few.
Primitive Folk Artistry type of work.
As I carefully wrapped my Autumn treasures in tissue paper, and 
laid them to rest until next year, I snapped a few pics.

Here is my Farewell to Autumn...

Until the leaves drop again...
Happy stitching...