Monday, April 18, 2011

A Little Bit of Handwork/Machinework

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday!  It's kind of humid here in Hawaii, but nothing a fan or ac can't fix.
This piece of needlework I wanted to share with you is a combination of handwork and machine worked.  I signed up for a stained-glass quilt class some years back and thought I would be using tons of bias tape, you know the one on a reel and tape is only a scant 1/4"? So, I thought I'd buy a bunch to be ahead of the game. Duh...if I'd read class descriptions, I would've known it was going to be a reverse applique method.  So, I still have the bias tape rolls; eventually will put to good use.  But, I do love reverse applique.  Take a look:
cushion cover
machine meandering
 This is a multi-step process of layered fabric and carefully multi-step cutting of fabric layers. But I think it was worth the process. The black fabric was like doing Hawaiian quilt applique; turning raw edges under with a needle then stitching as you go. The quilting is done on my machine using metallic thread.
Now, I need to go get some Easter things done for the Grandchildren. Enjoy the rest of your week!


  1. This is absolutely beautiful! Love the stained glass glad you shared this today!


  2. Love this and oh my the work involved. But you really do feel the stained glass effect.I wish I was in Hawaii right now as I woke to a light dusting of snow.This is way to much for 4-18 in WA. Brrrrrr!

  3. Every time I visit your blog, I imagine if I had remained in Hawaii,I could be doing this with you!! Your latest project is so beautiful!

  4. I kinda tried this once, I think I even still have the bias tape makers. Yours is really pretty!

    You are so talented!

    Happy Easter!

  5. Wow this is beautiful! TFS!!


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