Monday, May 11, 2009

Floral quilt


I’ve been experimenting with some elevated beadwork, a very different style to what I normally do. I learned this particular style of raising the work from Nancy Eha, and it’s opened up some new avenues of exploration for me. It’s not too appropriate for most clothing, since the “petals” are only hooked down in three spots…it would be too easy to snag them on something and rip the whole thing out! But it’s a fun application for quilting.

As usual, I am stuck with no name for this piece. I’m not entirely happy with the results either. I thought that I wanted some of the petals to hang over the edge of the quilt (you can see them on the left), but now I don’t really like the way it looks. I’m trying to decide whether or not to add another strip around the quilt edge…what do you think?

Here are some process shots:











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2 comments:

Kaelle said...

I love the colors on this piece. And I like how the flower goes over the edge.

Very pretty.

Cyndi L said...

Thanks Kaelle! I am getting used to it, the more time that goes by :-)

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