Monday, April 25, 2011

I should be...



I know, I should be washing clothes, I should be doing dishes, I should be doing the floor, I should be..... but I'm not! I wanted to finish this small mini wall quilt to send off to Sandy who graciously sent me a generous supply of black and white fabric for another project that I want to work on. Barter is good, and it made me experiment and learn something new in the process.



I sewed several mini pieces with batting in them by hand and embellished before I started putting them together. I used inchie pieces to add interest and tie the pieces together. (Not TIE in the physical sense, but in the visual sense).



I love this multi layered embellishment!

It looks like a first prize ribbon hanging from the bottom:) Just hopefully she will think the piece first prize to her too, as I have difficulty parting with it when I got finished.

Well, off to packing it to send off and doing things that I should be.

21 comments:

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful mini-quilt! Dishes and laundry can wait :D

Barbara said...

Oh I love it! So colorful and filled with such variety! I can see where you wouldn't want to part with it.

Hugs XX
Barbara

Deborah said...

Gorgeous! I love the addition of the inchies!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Oh hush now...you are doing exactly what you should be doing. I love the textures and lose ends. Have a great week! Peace, Mary Helen

creativedawn said...

You gotta just keep on making your wonderful, beautiful art! Housework will still be there...lol! I love this project, it's so colorful!

Pam said...

This is beautiful. I must apologize. I had a stack of black and white fabric to send you and now I can't find it. I'll keep looking. I'm sure I put it somewhere safe until I got it mailed. Where is that? I have no idea! I'll be cleaning the studio this week and hopefully find the fabric.

Sherry Edwards said...

Oh, I wouldn't want to part with it either - your mini quilt is beautiful - love all the amazing embellishments and little stitches!!

I know exactly that 'I should be ...' feeling too!!

Diane said...

I absolutely love this!!

Angela said...

It's fabulous! I'm sure your friend will love it. I'm sure we all always have things we should be doing by I say why let those should bes get in the way of stitching ;-)

Suzanne Thomsen Newsome said...

Lucky Sandy! This is just gorgeous and amazing to peruse! ~ Sue

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Wanda,

Housework can wait! It ALWAYS does!
So happy you worked on this little quilt. I love it! Those are MY COLORS! VBG
Sandy will LOVE IT!
Hugs

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Unfortunately my house work has waited too long! I need a forklift to find me a path. LOL But it is all too fun just to create!

Teri said...

This is Gorgeous! Very worth the dirty home, even if you do need a fork-lift!

ParisMaddy said...

Lovely and so generous of you to part with it! It's like a Moroccan tapestry shining in the desert.

Michelle Cummings said...

I LOVE this! just my style ! so pretty! How long did it take you to create?

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Thanks everyone. I couldn't begin to tell you how long it took as it was several days process. I don't usually stitch by hand so it certainly was a different experience for me. It was one of those that I perhaps would never repeat much which is why I had difficulty giving it away. LOL I admired Tisha Moore's style, so had to simply try it out!

Pattyskypants said...

Drool, droool, drooooooool!!! I GOTTA learn how to do that! Is there as much hand-sewing as it appears? Totally fantastic piece!! So, what have I got that you might want to barter for??????? xxoo Patty

Pat said...

Wow, pretty wonderful!

Penney said...

What a luscious work of art!

Netty said...

This is so utterly gorgeous, so brave to part with it....Annette x

Chris Daly said...

I love it! So very creative with so many places to explore.