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).
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.
& 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.
I also did 6 of these funky flowers in a Copper Metallic thread, with yellow rayon leaves.
Ilene sent me this saying to be printed on fabric .
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.
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.
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.