Monday, June 27, 2011

A name and a few finishing touches and "She" is completed!!

I put "her" on a stand in the back yard in the and a friend took the pictures.  We were battling the  wind and sun but I think they came out nicely. These are close ups of the  some of the flowers.

In shade

In full sun

Now I need a new adventure!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The home stretch is the hardest!!!!!!!!!!

I purchased 4 packages of DMC black floss.  Little did I know that I would have to buy 8 more in order to finish the infinity symbols on the back (coat) of my quilt!!!  It felt like and eternity to work each symbol in the Portuguese knot stitch ( one of my favorites) especially on the hot days we had last week when all I could finish was one or 1/2 of one a day.  I still have to do more in the center to anchor it but that will have to wait a bit.

To relieve the boredom I started on the framing the front with lace.  I am still auditioning corner ideas.  It beats !!working on the back  

When I went to college I never liked to read over my papers when they were completed and right now there are so many details... the back ... the lace ... mounting the flowers ...  TO make matters worse I went to Delectable Mountain Cloth yesterday and OMG - purchased fabric for my next..... "project"!!! 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Girl in a Pretty Dress NEEDS a Fancy Coat!!!

 The back of my quilt (The Coat) is black file I purchased at Delectable Mountain Cloth a while ago.
One of the things I am doing to hold the top, batting and back together is stitching 8 of these infinity designs on the back with plain old black DMC floss through the three layers.   The design is from a sane quilt stencil that I changed around to fit the area I wished to cover. 
The design was traced onto the back and stitched through.  This is the wrong side of the embroidery which will be covered when the flower ovals are sewn over it.

 Notice all those pesky 12mm dome sequins (over 600) are in place... at least on the front!! 

There will be 8 infinity designs altogether on the back, one in each of the flower ovals.  I have completed 2&1/4 and have used 3 hanks of floss.  I had to make a trip to Michael's this am to buy lots more floss!! 

This is one of the two I completed yesterday. 

Today has been a wash as errands and Doctors appts. have eaten up all my stitching time.  Tonight my daughter is in a band concert so maybe I will get about an hour before bed to stitch.

P.S.In case you tried to leave a comment and could not I think I have fixed the problem.  I changed the format and it seems to work now.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Putting it together continued!!

The lace is just laid onto the border.  I have not decided yet if I need to adorn it with something....

I am now in the process of sewing on these black 12mm dome sequins in the center of each square.

 I only have a couple of hundred left to sew on.

My cat Opie will not sit on my lap nor will he allow himself to be petted unless forced!!  However whenever my back is turned he insists on staking out his claim to my quilt!!