'Singing the Blues' Applique finished.

'Singing the Blues' Applique finished.

Post by Sally Swindell » Tue, 26 Feb 2008 21:20:04



Phewww.....

Finished the applique last night (except for the bird's beak and a
possible extra leaf if I don't like his legs!).

Started to sandwich him and then thought I ought to take a picture 5
minutes later than I should - hence the one line of basting down the
middle. I've decided that I'll hand baste rather than the little plastic
tacks because of the plainish white background that might show holes.
Its only small so I should survive.

I changed the colour of the heart - more bluey. Its the same batik, just
a different part of the fabric and doesn't jump out as much.

I'm going to machine quilt it, so may play a bit on one of my UFOs
first. Im just going to echo quilt quite close in and then cross hatch
(a bit Baltimorey). The blank bits on the outer border will have some
quilted leaves. Then there will be the fun of a bit of..... hand
embroidery? beads? who knows!
--
Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~ (uk)
http://community.webshots.com/user/sallyswin

 
 
 

'Singing the Blues' Applique finished.

Post by Roberta Zollne » Tue, 26 Feb 2008 22:18:37


Looks beautiful, Sally! (What I was able to see anyway -webshots was
particularly annoying. Instead of pop-ups, which the pop-up stopper
completely blocks, they simply pop in an entire page-size ad!)
Roberta in D



Quote:
> Phewww.....

> Finished the applique last night (except for the bird's beak and a
> possible extra leaf if I don't like his legs!).

> Started to sandwich him and then thought I ought to take a picture 5
> minutes later than I should - hence the one line of basting down the
> middle. I've decided that I'll hand baste rather than the little plastic
> tacks because of the plainish white background that might show holes. Its
> only small so I should survive.

> I changed the colour of the heart - more bluey. Its the same batik, just a
> different part of the fabric and doesn't jump out as much.

> I'm going to machine quilt it, so may play a bit on one of my UFOs first.
> Im just going to echo quilt quite close in and then cross hatch (a bit
> Baltimorey). The blank bits on the outer border will have some quilted
> leaves. Then there will be the fun of a bit of..... hand embroidery?
> beads? who knows!
> --
> Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~ (uk)
> http://community.webshots.com/user/sallyswin


 
 
 

'Singing the Blues' Applique finished.

Post by Musicmake » Tue, 26 Feb 2008 22:29:47


beautiful!!!!  Musicmaker

 
 
 

'Singing the Blues' Applique finished.

Post by Elly » Tue, 26 Feb 2008 23:13:02


It's beautiful Sally. :)
Elly

--
http://community.webshots.com/user/biscuitnrabbi?vhost=community
http://ellydspatchwork.blogspot.com


Quote:
> Phewww.....

> Finished the applique last night (except for the bird's beak and a
> possible extra leaf if I don't like his legs!).

> Started to sandwich him and then thought I ought to take a picture 5
> minutes later than I should - hence the one line of basting down the
> middle. I've decided that I'll hand baste rather than the little plastic
> tacks because of the plainish white background that might show holes. Its
> only small so I should survive.

> I changed the colour of the heart - more bluey. Its the same batik, just a
> different part of the fabric and doesn't jump out as much.

> I'm going to machine quilt it, so may play a bit on one of my UFOs first.
> Im just going to echo quilt quite close in and then cross hatch (a bit
> Baltimorey). The blank bits on the outer border will have some quilted
> leaves. Then there will be the fun of a bit of..... hand embroidery?
> beads? who knows!
> --
> Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~ (uk)
> http://community.webshots.com/user/sallyswin

 
 
 

'Singing the Blues' Applique finished.

Post by Sally Swindell » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 01:17:31


cheat and fuse it I think, especially as it is open. Then a few really
tiny stitches.

Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~ (uk)
http://community.webshots.com/user/sallyswin

Quote:

> Really nice, Sally. I love appliqu, but I don't often do it. How in the
> world are you going to get a tiny little beak on there?

 
 
 

'Singing the Blues' Applique finished.

Post by Step » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 01:25:40


That's gorgeous Sally!

Steph

 
 
 

'Singing the Blues' Applique finished.

Post by Sand » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 01:40:41




Quote:
> Phewww.....

> Finished the applique last night (except for the bird's beak and a
> possible extra leaf if I don't like his legs!).

> Started to sandwich him and then thought I ought to take a picture 5
> minutes later than I should - hence the one line of basting down the
> middle. I've decided that I'll hand baste rather than the little plastic
> tacks because of the plainish white background that might show holes.
> Its only small so I should survive.

> I changed the colour of the heart - more bluey. Its the same batik, just
> a different part of the fabric and doesn't jump out as much.

> I'm going to machine quilt it, so may play a bit on one of my UFOs
> first. Im just going to echo quilt quite close in and then cross hatch
> (a bit Baltimorey). The blank bits on the outer border will have some
> quilted leaves. Then there will be the fun of a bit of..... hand
> embroidery? beads? who knows!

It's lovely, Sally! The change in color of the heart is subtle, but it
does make an enormous difference in the uniformity of the quilt. :) I'm
e***d to see how it looks after you've quilted it. :)

--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

 
 
 

'Singing the Blues' Applique finished.

Post by ME-Jud » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 03:33:26


Oooh, nice work Sally!
ME-Judy


Quote:
> Phewww.....

> Finished the applique last night (except for the bird's beak and a
> possible extra leaf if I don't like his legs!).

> Started to sandwich him and then thought I ought to take a picture 5
> minutes later than I should - hence the one line of basting down the
> middle. I've decided that I'll hand baste rather than the little plastic
> tacks because of the plainish white background that might show holes. Its
> only small so I should survive.

 
 
 

'Singing the Blues' Applique finished.

Post by Pati C » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 03:44:09


I would probably embroider it.... <G> Something that small it would
really look good embroidered. <VBG>

Pati, in Phx

Quote:

> cheat and fuse it I think, especially as it is open. Then a few really
> tiny stitches.

> Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~ (uk)
> http://community.webshots.com/user/sallyswin


>> Really nice, Sally. I love appliqu, but I don't often do it. How in
>> the world are you going to get a tiny little beak on there?