Monday, April 18, 2011

A Little Bit of Handwork/Machinework


Aloha,
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!
Aloha,

7 comments:

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

    Julie

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  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!

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  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!

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  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!

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  5. Wow this is beautiful! TFS!!

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