It's Friday again! I can't decide if the weeks are dragging or flying by!
Well, for better or worse, it is finished! I'm referring to this project, although I guess the same could be said for this week ;-)
Above is a picture of my Wildflower Art Quilt before it is bound. I seem to finish my projects at night. I also try to type my blog posts at night for publishing the next morning. That doesn't allow for the best picture taking conditions.
Here it is propped up on my cutting table. This is my attempt at making a quilt to look like the wildflower picture that is also in my blog header. In case you think it looks pretty much the same as the first WIP picture (see blog header), I bravely took some close ups of the stitching. I didn't stitch too much in the outer flowers as they are "blown out" in the photograph, and I wanted it to have that same blurry look.
I hand sewed beads in the center of the main flower. When I was tired of that, I surrounded the beads with french knots.
With the machine, I stitched details inside the petals using different shades of yellow and gold threads.
Here is another picture of the main flower. I'm not completely thrilled with the end result, but I am thrilled that I can cross it off my WIP list. This is one of those projects that could go on forever by continuing to add detail to the flowers and the background. Actually, I guess for the first time ever attempting this type of project, I'm happy with it...not completely thrilled...but happy.
I would like to attempt a project of this kind again, but not when I am in a hurry. I wanted to finish this project so that I could say I finished this project...if that makes sense. The next one I make, I'd like to really take my time and put more effort and detail into it. But for now, I can say "I did it!"
Don't forget to see all the Sew and Tell Friday finishes. You won't be disappointed.
Have an amazing weekend!