Just stopping by to say "hello" and to wish you all a very happy weekend!
On Friday I finally finished off the free motion machine stitching and quilting on my tropical scrap quilt. I haven't had a chance until now to show it. The overall piece is not completed because I'm adding detail to the top with hand stitches and maybe a few beads
This is the back of the quilt so you can see the stitched leaf patterns a bit better and also the fabric I used for the backing. You can click on any of these pictures for a more detailed view
A bit more detail
I added detail to the flowers with Markal paint sticks and plan to add stamens with long stitches and tiny delica beads
I added another fern trapped under plastic. The fern came from Dominican Republic, picked and pressed inside a book while I was on holiday there
By now I'm wondering how many more pictures of my scrap quilt can you stand? :o)
This weekend I shall be working on several things that are nearly finished and coming to fruition all at the same time. I'm painting pages in my sketchbook for an Autumn project which I hope to show you later in the year; putting the finishing touches to my Stitched Stuffies and, if I get time, hand stitching/beading on the tropical scrap quilt - all very exciting!
Looking at my little Flower Fairies book this morning I couldn't help noticing how the petals and colours of the Wallflower Fairy are similar to the ones I've been using in my quilt and sketchbook. I am noticing these colours everywhere at the moment and being very inspired by them. Of course, I still love my reds the best, but I do love all colours and colour, more than anything, has a strong influence on my work
The Wallflower Fairy
Hope you have a lovely weekend whatever you are doing and thank you for visiting me!