Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Festival Of Quilts

This year I decided to bite the bullet and submit a quilt........

It was lovely to see it hanging there but also terrifying! Even more terrifying was opening the judges comments.....'.lovely interpretation of the subject matter with beautiful background quilting'. Big sigh of relief.

Am I doing another one for next year?......

Thursday, 6 August 2009

The final piece of the puzzle....

To finish off the main pieces, each piece had threads, ribbons and beads couched onto it.

The inside pieces had net stitched onto them before being bondawebbed onto another piece of pelment vilene. The front and back pieces were then bonded to each other before being satin stitched together along the edges. A thin wire was stitched into the top section.

The vessel was then assembled by first stitching the sides to the base and then stitching up the sides leaving the top white area un-stitched.

The inside net had glitter paint applied to give light reflection before being beaded.
Finally the top section that had been wired was curled over and twisted.