Monday, July 24, 2006

July Journal Quilt

Here is my July JQ. As done as it's going to get until I can fine the exact pair of beads or crystals that I want to use for the eyes. I actually enjoy looking for that 'just right' something, & will probably take it along with me when I go to Seattle, to aide in my search. It'll be fun. The background fabric is some that my friend Kathy J. from Michigan made for me by stamping the ferns & dragonflies on, then I 'overdyed' it using my Dynaflow paints, & stamped the words "warm summer breezes", & "dappled sunlight",
This is my 1st attempt at'real' beadwork. I've never taken a class, & have always just added a bead here & a bead there, free forming it. It didn't turn out perfect, but I learned from the process, & will do better next time.
I will be posting our weekend adventures on my Dark Side. & Aunt Ethel is going back to her ALF today.

14 comments:

Helen Suzanne said...

the bead work is lovely Deb, well done! It's great to see you experimenting with out doing a class - an inspiration :)

Sande said...

Very nice! I love the colors and the frazzled edges. Your beadwork dragonfly looks great. Still waiting to see those $60 crystals though!

Deb Geyer said...

Cool, Deb. Good job

Kim said...

What fun! I like the stamped phrases (esp 'dappled sunlight') and your dragonfly turned out great.

Micki said...

What a nice "summery" piece. I think your beadwork on your dragonfly is great.

Ali Honey said...

It's great Deb. I love dragon flies.

Allison said...

I love the contrast between that dragonfly, who means business, and the the soft summery background. Very cool, as usual.

diva of quilts said...

its wonderful! the quilting threads really catch the light. Great job on the beading! I've never done any beading like that either.

Sarah said...

Great job - your beading is beautiful!

Granny Fran said...

What a lovely, lovely piece; your beaded dragonfly is beautiful. Congratulations on doing that beading.
I so enjoy your blog.

Denim Doll said...

Deb - I love your dragonfly - did you find your eyes yet - if not let me know and I will look thru my QC stuff to see if there are any goodies that might work... Great Job - DD

jenclair said...

Perfect summer jq. Dragonflies are kind of iconic for summer aren't they? I've always loved them.

Vintage Collage & Quilts said...

I love your combination of beading with quilts. Love dragonflies too. I recently made a dragonfly quilt.

Sandy

Random Quilter said...

Beautiful bead work!