Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Another Wallhanging

This is another original design that I completed in 2007, and I named it "Sunflowers".

I purchased the fabric in Wallmart because I liked the yellow colour on the dark blue background. I put the fabric on my design wall and looked at it for a long time trying to decide what to do with it.

I finally cut it into 3 inch squares, re-arranged the yellow portions and sewed it together again.

The centres of the sunflowers are small brown beads, the petals were machined stitched and hand embroidered. The light mauve flowers are made from circles of chiffon, the outsides I burnt with a candle flame so they would not fray. To my surprise, while doing this, the fabric curled, so they circles looked more and more like a flower petal.

The quilting was done by hand.

Thanks for looking, have a great Wednesday. Patricia