Sunday, July 29, 2007

Saturday's Results (Debra)


Yesterday morning I had an idea all scoped out for my design. It, unfortunately, meant making more crazy quilt blocks - like 8 more and some fillers. I was able to get all of that done and size up the cross yesterday. The crazy quilt blocks are 5".

I want the cross to look like it is sitting on a table. I came across this brown piece of fabric while doing pillows last week and had it out on my sewing table. It reminded me of lace so I hope it will give the feeling of a tablecloth or a shawl across a table. I will add some leaf embroidery across the bottom of autumn leaves.

The two sections under the cross will have the Madonna and my son's roadside cross picture as separate pieces that will attach to the cross. On either side of the cross section of the wallhanging I'll have the flowers growing. Butterflies will be embroidered amongst the leaves and flowers, which are going to be my first broderie perse.

This whole piece is very thrilling to work on--it is allowing me to use my encyclopedic head of quilt/sewing techniques to accomplish a goal. I am also venturing more into the machine embroidery as an integral part of the process, which is a place I want my machine embroidery to go.

OK, it's off to the Studio for another day of sewing.

6 comments:

Rian said...

Looking good! The CQ pieces with the skulls as centerpiece look like happy denizens dancing about around the cross. And I like that heart in the center.

Dorothy said...

I recall you saying in Vermont that you were intrigued by broderie perse but hadn't tried it. Only a matter of time, right? As with all your work, fabulous will only begin to describe it, I'm sure.

Kay said...

I agree with Rian. Looking better all the time. I do like the cross effect. Isn't it great to have a repertoire of sewing skills? That makes almost anything possible.

Susan said...

Of course, I love crazy quilting. These blocks are so different! That focus fabric, plus the one in the CQ blocks really make it Day of the Dead for me. The cross in the brighter blocks sort of gives me the feeling of death in the midst of life, which is how things are. Really great piece!

Granny Fran said...

This is going to be one of your best ever with all the varied techniques and that Day of the Dead fabric is so fantastic! Kat said "Oh, wow!" when she saw it. She's going home today, I'll miss her, we had a great time together.

Allison Ann Aller said...

I just know Will is thrilled with this, Debra.....