Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Home sweet home...

Remember the little wall hanging I was thinking up?  Well I've appliqued, machine quilted, hand quilted, and bound!  This is what the finished item looks like -


Hmm, I wish I'd done the words in plain fuschia fabric because I don't feel they stand out enough.  They're not very clear in the pink and white gingham.  Apart from that, I'm pretty happy with it. 

This was my first time hand quilting anything and I went round random letters and the top heart by hand.  I also added 2 columns of hearts either side of the top heart.  I'm really pleased with how these turned out - I used quilting thread the same colour as the background calico fabric, I think the look is really effective -


And of course I finished off the hanging with a little ribbon and some buttons!

I haven't hung it up in it's final place yet as I wasn't 100% sure I liked it enough to have it in such a focal point in the house....we'll see, it may grow on me!  (If anyone's interested in buying it let me know in a comment and I'll list it in my Folksy shop.)

Here's a sneak peek at something I've been working on lately....



The colour hasn't come out great, but the fabric is part of the 'Little Menagerie' line from Windham Fabrics.  This is what it looks like in 'real life' -



Wow - the lighting from my own photo is REALLY bad! (When you see how it is supposed to look!)  If anyone has any tips on getting a better light for my photos please let me know!!!  I love the colours used in this fabric - its predominantly blue and green, but when you look closely there's actually so many other colours you could pick out to emphasise. 

I'll reveal the finished product in a few days......

1 comments:

  1. Hello,
    I just wanted to say I really like your work.
    Photos are tricky sometimes. I have found that taking photos in natural light with your camera on macro setting (if you have one) with the flash setting off works well.
    Also, putting your work flat on the floor somehow showcases the entire area better than if it is hanging on the wall. I think it is because the light is more evenly distributed. I am still learning how to work my camera properly -- it is really a lot of trial and error. Good luck!

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