Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Stitching


I came back from the Quilt Festival last week with lots of ideas and stitching inspiration which resulted in me wanting to make a quiltie/wall hanging of a seascape. The silly thing is that the seascape colour scheme will not fit in with my home colours but I still wanted to have a go, perhaps to make a pair with the first embellisher piece that I did that was a seascape and does hang proudly over the fireplace. I cut out the pieces for a 20 inch long hanging and pieced that together, it's waiting for backing and further stitching.I put together a smaller piece using a quicker method then over stitched and added braids, that's as far as I've got, do I frame it or put an edging round it, not sure yet but I think I like it.

8 comments:

Jan said...

This is beautiful. Lovely colours... and I love the use of the fluffy fibres which give the effect of the foaming waves. The clever stitching and braiding finishes it off and defines it all.

Doreen G said...

I agree with Jan it is lovely--well done.

Lynn said...

This caught my eye on my dashboard, it is sooooo beautiful!
I recently purchased Stitch,Cloth,Paper and Paint by Angie Hughes, and she shows how to do this then use paint to color it all. I can't wait to try it, I bet you would like the book :)

Heather said...

This is beautiful Maureen - I love it. I think you should just put a simple binding round it, perhaps using one of the fabrics in the piece itself or a similar pale sandy coloured fabric.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Maureen,

Wow, What a very lovely seascape. Very creative with all kinds of fibers. Love it.

I am just back from a two week holiday and I have just post about my 3rd. Blogaversary. Please have a look. Hugs Judy

WendyK said...

Looks fantastic Maureen, love it

konnykards .. Musings of a Senior Citizen said...

Lovely! Connie.

Pattie said...

Love this seascape Maureen,you always inspire me being the master of needlecraft,I,m sort of stuck in the middle of not knowing what to create next lol I have so much going on in my head wanting to try out new things.....not getting much done ! lol