Sunday, March 24, 2013

Quilting & Embellishing the Crazy Remixed Round Robin


 I have finally spent a weekend getting into the studio.  This little pin & earrings were sent to RVQuilter,
as well as this flower pin. I am sorry for being so late!!

Remember the Round Robin? Here is what it looked like after making all the rounds & coming back to me.
I felt the original light square that I had printed looked like a big bright hole, & was reading too heavy with the darkness in the top & right. I carefully removed the black lace applique' (which Mary G told me it was OK to do- she had just basted it in place), as well as the copper leaf, & set them aside to be put back on after cutting the top apart. I was careful in how  cut the light green gauze area too, because I didn't want to undo any of the hand beading in that area.
Here is how it looks now, after I've quilted & started to embellish. I replaced Mary's leaf & turned the lace into a rose, & put it on the upper left.

I have started the embellishing by using some of the special buttons I have collected over the years, just waiting for the right place to use them. I love this Raku button. It's a little work of art all on it's own.

The bee is enamel.

The triangle are polymer clay.

This hand is ceramic.

Here's a close up of Mary's leaf & the rose.

I will continue to do hand embellishing on this until it feels done. Next I think I'll do some embroidery stitches. I may wish I'd waited on the buttons, but oh well, I'll manage somehow!

Thanks Nina Marie for inviting me to be a part of your circle! Sounds inspiring!

5 comments:

Pam Harris said...

Wow! Nice transformation. I love cutting things up and repiecing. Sometimes not always great results but then there are the timesit explodes. Good job. Enjoy all the embellishments.

Delighted Hands said...

Amazing that its the same block...the embellishing will be spectacular, I am sure!

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

The quilting in the boarders are beautiful!! Love all the different buttons. Can't wait to see all your embellishments.

rvquilter said...

My package arrived today! I am the lucky one to receive the lovely works of art shown above...woo hoo!
The photos don't begin to show how delicate the flower pin are and the detail of the felted pin/ earring set...you all must be very jealous :)
Thank you for the gift...it was definitely worth the wait.
rvquilter/Gay McDaniel, Logan OH

Stephanie Briggs said...

Nicely done