Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Post #499/Friendship Quilt & Threadplay



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We have had a lovely peaceful Christmas week. Exchanged gifts late Christmas eve. My friend Carol was discharged today, so I’ll go spend some time with her tomorrow, since her DH has to go to work.       

These pictures are one of 2 quilts that I’ve been working on this week. Both are due Jan 15th. This will be shipped out this next week. It was a commission piece from my friend Ilene (Pictured on the left in the quilt), for her friend Eileen (on the right).

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It’s another crazy quilt doing piecing & quilting all at the same time, then embellished both by hand & machine. I did a little silk ribbon embroidery.

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& or course I had to do some Threadplay! The feather was stitched with a variegated rayon thread over a center wire, then stitched on to the quilt.

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I also did 6 of these funky flowers in a Copper Metallic thread, with yellow rayon leaves.

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Ilene sent me this saying  to be printed on fabric .

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I also woke up early this morning with a desire to use some of my UV sensitive thread for another Threadplay sample. It’s actually 2 different colors of thread, but looks white until it’s exposed to direct sunlight. The leaves & curls will turn pale green, the rest will be lavender.

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The center is a mirror, about the size of a Quarter. Maybe if the sun comes out this week I can get a picture to show the difference.

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Thanks for all of the nice comments on my Thread Angel. Carol was very happy with her.  I’ll have quite a few names in the basket for my drawing! Next post is #500!

The other quilt I’m working on is my “Initiative” challenge quilt. All I have left on it is a little hand work, which I will probably take with me to Carol’s tomorrow.


Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

Beautiful quilt and threadplay!

Delighted Hands said...

I would be interested to see how the thread flower changes in the sunlight-very cool idea. This crazy quilt is so elegant-very special.

Anita said...

The quilting is lovely on this piece. I especially like the dark brown in the lower left corner.

Sande said...

UV thread? Fascinating. Never heard of it before. Hope the sun comes out for photos. The flower is lovely though, even in white.
Happy New Year.

Rian said...

That is lovely indeed. I love that they have the same name, only spelled differently.

Steph said...

Can't wait to see the flower change colors that's so cool Deb!

Melodie said...

Mailed the quilt yesterday (Tues). Should take 2-3 days & will require a signature. Hope you like it! Feel free to re-gift if you want. Love ya!

patstudio said...

And wishing you.... a happy new year.

Give yourself moments of joy, days of wonder, weeks of well-being, months of happines.

Deb Geyer said...

Very beautiful!! I love all of the texture!

Happy New Year!

Ilene said...

I can't wait to see the quilt! I am sure that Eileen will be very pleased!

quiltmom said...

What a stunning piece of crazy quilting- it will be a treasured gift between friends.
I had not heard of UV sensitive Thread- there are the most interesting sewing items out there these days.
Wishing you all the best.
Warmest regards,

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Deb.

I wish you and your DH and family a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

Your quilt is very pretty. YOUR Threadplay is awesome. It is truly Magical. When you come to Michigan next year will teach us how to make this kind of flower threadplay. LOVE it.

Do you have any suggestion on how I can create the "Northern Lights" by doing hand embroidery with metallic threads????

Hugs Judy

Allison Ann Aller said...

This is so fabulous, Deb!

Jane said...

Hi Deb, I've enjoyed reading over your last few posts, perusing your pics and catching up on what you've been doing.. your creativity is boundless and so inspiring to see. I'll be interested in what you do in the Fibereactions group through the year too. I want to wish you and your hubby a happy and healthy new year as well. Keep those "Feet" warm!!


OMG,Your quilts and thread play are incredible!

Corie Leigh Gruberth said...

What a lovely quilt! And I, too would love to see the UV thread in action- how intriguing. I just found your site today and am glad that I did. :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a lovely quilt. I love the quote, mostly because my BFF lives many many miles away.

Belladonna said...

Lovely stuff! I really like the idea of incorporating photos into your quilts. I found this blog while searching for any with info on Alaska since I may be moving there soon if I get the job in Wasilla that I am interviewing for the end of this month. This wasn't really focused on what I was seeking but I'm still glad I found it. You really have created some magical stuff!