Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Pine Patch



Pine Patch
Hand dyed and vintage cottons, fused, hand and machine quilted
16 x16.5"





Detail of teeny trees. The pink on purple dots are mine, the other dots are the prints.








Yes I have been bitten by Mary Englebreit, for whom dots and checkerboards abound.

It drifted in when I wasn't looking. Or when I was busy trying to be AHRTY and sophisticated. Ha! Who am I kidding? I have always loved loved loved the dots and stripes and now have 'come out of the closet' with a pile of fused prints ready to use them liberally in the new series. La dee dah!




There is a bit of a difference fusing commercial fabrics. I have to be careful not to have edges exposed. And the base fabric is a bit looser weave than I am used to, so it must be handled more delicately so as not to fray. But I am not going to finish the edges with satin stitch or zig zag.




I mean, really.

8 comments:

  1. I, too, love, love, love polka dots and stripes.

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  2. I'm loving the little cute pine trees - just in time for the season!! I'm also glad you seem to be having such a great time at this - seems like you are very happy!

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  3. Linda3:40 PM

    Another wonderful little quilt. You are an inspiration. I'm heading for my sewing room right now!

    By the way, what type of thread do you use for your machine stitching? The thread you use looks so rich in the enlarged view of the detail pictures you post. I have been using perle cotton for the hand stitching before doing the escape hatch finish but would like a suggestion for the machine stitching.

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  4. Carol (one of the twins from QSDS)6:04 PM

    I have been loving all of your pieces for years and didn't think you could get any better. But wow! You have surpassed yourself with your last 2 series! I'm in awe...

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  5. Anonymous7:14 PM

    Such a great combination...stripes and polka dots! BTY, what's wrong with frayed edges? Just some more visual interest and texture. Can't wait to see what's next. Can't wait until I retire next year so I'll have some time to indulge in my "fabric-crochet-cross stitch" fantasies!! :)

    P.S.-I'm making bread as we speak!

    Colleen

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  6. susan_from_nerk (the other qsds twinnie)8:46 PM

    Oh, my,woman! You've done it this time. Absolutely fantabulous!!! Even though you've stooped to commercial fabrics. :-) I want to come back as Melody in my next life!

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  7. Anonymous6:36 AM

    Simply loving it....all!

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