Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Finished Quilt Top and New Project Details....

First I have photos of the finished quilt top for the Flower Garden Quilt A Long....This was suppose to be done over many weeks but since we are getting ready to move I needed it done and out of the way.
Here is a sideways view of the top.....These aren't the best pictures, for some reason the gray and pastels do not show off very well....

This will be a mermaid bellpull for in the bathroom, the two mermaids are stitched using the same techniques just different colors for the hair. Both tails are stitched with Pailettes in a peacock color with the torso and face outlined in DMC 310 (black) 

Their hair is stitched using Fly Stitches in two colors with Kreinik #4 Braid and Caron Wildfloers  and a hair strand done in Stem Stitch using a darker shade of Kreinik #4 Braid. 

After stitching the first mermaid I felt the cream background was to plain and took my sons crayons and shaded it in and then ironed it. I really like how easy the crayon goes onto the fabric but I was hoping for a more watercolor affect out of the overlapping areas but they really don't melt together just into the fabric. 

However after Ironong I noticed the mermaids scales had taken on a more rounded look with the colors changing to a more antique look. So now I will have to iron the other mermaid till her tail matches. I'm planning on doing some machine quilting around the edges and then a simple binding. I will also be adding some beads to each girl since the hands look like they are holding something.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Flower Patch Quilt Long blocks 1-7

I finished cutting out all the blocks and background today although I don't think I got all of it right. I will just have to wait and see how it goes.

Here are the blocks I have finished so far. Of the 17 needed I have 7 done.

Monday, June 10, 2013

What I'm up to today....

 I have been working on a hex quilt for about a month now and I am almost 1/3 of the way done. I'm also working on a QAL Over at http://greenfairyquilts.blogspot.com/ it's the Flower Garden Quilt Along....I will post pics of those squares a little later in the week I am working on them in sections instead of one at a time.

Ok so on to pics......

What the finished hexes will look like laid out
completed hexes (ps...there are 288 in there!)

pinned and ready for sewing

Awaiting pins

Fabric for flower garden

Friday, January 4, 2013

Mirabilia August Peridot Fairy

Pre-Beads and Backstitch

 bead veiw

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

February Page Complete

Mirabilia Freebie 1997
Beaded Tatting and Cross Stitch
This is for the February page in the Needle Masters Monthly Stitch along