Monday, August 28, 2006
Been working my little fingers to the bone -- and instead of bony fingers, I have the following ready for my Fall craft shows.
The skeleton is all counted cross stitch. Don't you love his eyes and bow tie? This is done in the new DMC Light Effects thread. They have lots of nice colors but this flourescent green just called out to me.
This is my wacky bat. The colors are much brighter in person. That orange hat just screams at you -- LOL. He is quilted and appliqued using lots of metallic threads. My new machine (Janome 6600) is a dream at handling all the difficult threads.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Here it is in all it's glory -- photo transfers of the client's little doggies and kitty. This is for her husband's birthday, which is Aug. 24 (just in the nick of time!).
Here's a closer look at one of the blocks. This little puppy is no longer with us, so Justice is wearing the St. Francis medal. I know the photos don't show it very well, but there's lots of decorative stitches on the seams of the blocks. The quilting (machine) is done in red and white. On the back of the quilt are two neckerchiefs of Justice (both red -- her favorite color!). There are also miles and miles of binding, sewn by hand of course.
All in all -- a big weight is off my shoulders with getting this done. I just hope they like it.