Friday, September 21, 2007

Unlimited Textiles Swops

This is the finished postcard that I have just sent off to Susan for the September swop of Unlimited Textiles. I embellished some green and purple organza on my Janome Xpression on to a base of black felt. I then FME on top in mainly circular patterns, finally embellishing with beads and french knots. The colour combination is obviously complementary and a particular favourite of mine at present.
These closeups show corners of the PC where the bead embellishment is prominent. Found the cube beads at the Festival of Quilts exhibition!This quiltie has gone to Gunnel and is 5 inches square. The base is painted bondaweb on calico and then layered with two shades of organza before FME around the shapes left by the paint. I embellished on top with hand embroidery and beads



These closeups show the colour variegations achieved by the paint on the bondaweb, ideal for FME. I was pleased with the way the different organza changed the effect below them. The colour combination is again complementary but a much more subtle one than the PC.

Hope you like them ladies!

7 comments:

Alis said...

Oh they are just gorgeous Margaret. They will love them for sure.

verobirdie said...

I like both. Maybe the green and purple a little bit more. I'm sure they will love them.

Susan D said...

You're both right I LOVE the postcard.

Micki said...

They are both great, love the purple and green one.

Gunnels blog said...

Yes, they are lovely :-)

Waltraud said...

Lovely, my favourit it the bondaweb..!

Debbi Baker said...

Margaret - everything is just beautiful - the purple and green postcard is so inspiring - I love the details you've added.