Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year–New Finish

Starting out 2014 right, I spent the afternoon finishing up the third Botanical garden piece.

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For the Autumn version, I placed a “harvest” moon in the sky.  I also quilted the background with random leaves.  They don’t show very well in this photo.

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There.  You can see one of them here.  You can also see my marking lines before I removed them.  I loooove my Frixion pen!  Just apply heat and poof! . . . no markings!

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But, back to Autumn.  Here I have appliqued all the leaves and added the border and it’s waiting for the flowers.  There was a lot of handwork to be done at this point. 

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In fact, it took all day to get the handwork done.  It doesn’t show that well in this photo, but I did some simple embroidery stitches in some of the leaves and stems to liven things up.  I like the way it looks (in person at least) and will have to go back to do some on Spring and Summer.

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Speaking of Summer – I don’t think I ever showed you the finished Summer piece (above).PA260006a

And, just to refresh your memory, here is Spring.  Yes, I do think I’ll be adding a little embroidery to these.  But first – Winter!  I have some ideas on preparing the background for winter, so it shouldn’t take me long to do that one.  I’m on a roll – best to keep going while there’s still some steam up!

2 comments:

Orice said...

What a glorious creation you have once again wrought, my friend. Lovely! Thanks for the card and I wish you a year filled with ever more satisfying and beautiful creations.

virtualquilter said...

They are looking wonderful!