Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Not a Saint. Just my dad.

I have never hand quilted before, so the quilting is a bit rough and now I wish I had hand stitched the gold circle into place. Live and learn.

The base is hand dyed cotton, overlaid with printed silk organza. Gold silk circle added. Then I printed onto t-shirt paper, bonded that onto cotton and hand stitched it into place. I coloured the t-shirt print with watercolour paint. I backed the piece with some hand dyed cotton and slip stitched it into place on the front. Can't decide whether to embellish this some more or leave it and make another.


Connie said...

wendy i was going to ask you what brand of sewing machine you use, because the quilting looks so perfect! i love the family memories quilting you do. your mom on a motorcycle is also one of my favorites.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love it, Wendy. Your stitching is very nice.

Emma said...

I love this one!! Doesn't Grandad look handsome. :)

Em x

janene said...

Wendy, this is just lovely. I was a daddy's girl and dads are just the most touching heart-warming images. Thanks for sharing yours. Janene