Saturday, November 6, 2010

Caught Red Handed

I did some experimenting. I had gotten 9 nosegays at a yard sale for a great bargain of $5.00! My niece is getting married this next year and she is having red roses and calla lilies for her wedding. Since the cream was really not in the scheme of things and she wanted something more contemporary, I mixed some Set-A-Color dye paints and sprayed them. I think they turned out great! Now just hope she approves and if not, well, I don't have lots of money tied up into them. Thought that they would be great on the tables for the reception. All she has to do now is get some terra cotta clay pots, spray them black and they will be perfect sitting in them for a contemporary look.



I did them outdoors so that I wouldn't have a mess! I think that they turned out great! Sure changed the appearance!

I got red handed! So if I were to do this again, I would have worn gloves, but really it did clean off quite easily and didn't stain.

It must have been red day as I was also working on red quilts the past couple of days getting ready for the holidays! I swear that it gets sooner every year.


Here is a close up. I had a leaf like template that I drew half of it and made a cathedral arch. I love the look of it! I also did lots of ditch quilting so as to show the designs off more in the applique.


Here is another one of Carol's quilts that I finished up with. She relied more on the quilting to make up the design than the pattern.





I am getting ready to ship all of these off in the mail on Monday. I am hoping that I will be seeing red again soon as I anxiously await my red camera!

17 comments:

mustavcoffee said...

Brilliant stuff with the posies, hope your niece likes them, I think they're great. Beautiful quilts, so much talent! :0) xx

Regina said...

I love it when things look so good its like you spent a lot of money on them... great job, I am sure she will love them.

Pam said...

Love the roses. I'm sure your niece will love then as well. Quilts are beautiful. You are so talented.

Deborah said...

Stunning colors! The roses and quilts are beautiful!

mya said...

Surely your niece will love the flowers. They really do look wonderful.
All the detailed stiching on those quilts is amazing. Such intricate work.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Love how the flowers turned out! Want to come over and paint some for my daughter's wedding next year? LOL
I am sure your niece and everyone attending the wedding will love them.
Hugs

TheaM said...

Oh Wanda, you are SUCH A GENIUS!!!
love the flower painting idea - you get the "RED QUEEN AWARD" from Alice in Wonderland!

Hope your niece appreciates you and those beautiful bundles of color.

your quilting is inspirational too!

Anonymous said...

You do beautiful work! very gorgeous and the nosegays came out great too!!
Lori

Patty Skypants said...

LOVE the quilt you made! I'm gonna steal it! LOL!

You have really got an eye for re-purposing. The posies look really good!

xxoo Patty

Regina said...

Happy Sunday and congratulations! You won yourself a pair of donuts... please email me so that I can mail them to you.

ParisMaddy said...

Ravishing reds! you've done them proud. Love the quilts. and the floral bouquets were picked up for a song---good shopping. I'm wondering if they are carried when it's warmer climes, like Summer, if the red might rub off on anyone wearing a white dress? I had that happen once but it was some years ago and products have probably improved.

sandra said...

Beautiful quilting!
Love the flowers!
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Bravo on your ingenuity and penny wisdom in making this recycling project work! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Torie Jayne said...

The flowers look wonderful and such a beautiful quilt! Have a sweet day!

Perry said...

The flowers are fabulous, and I love the red theme!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The nosegays look wonderful, as do the quilts, stunning work :-)
Anne xx

Regina said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you love your donuts! Enjoy!