couple of years ago. Because of her I finished a lap quilt with butterfly fabric and I love it. She would say to me ( and if she is reading this she will phone me up) you can quilt it Sarah I showed you how on your machine. The thing is I am not that an experienced quilter so when I have pieced this together I think it would look best with the quilting term
So the first photo is one which is upright and possibly it might be in the very middle of the the wall hanging. The others are all the other way. I thought that I would cut them all out and then add a vintage French linen border... there might be some
As you can see they come out beautifully don't they. I have done some and had to buy a few as well as I do not own the whole collection of these beautiful antique cards ....
What could be better and more unique than 1920's ladies with butterfly wings ... the colours have come out beautifully and I think it will make a beautiful wall hanging. With 12 of the panels being length wise and a upright panel in the middle ... I have four to choose from but have just shown you one.
These are the other half of the twelve and are just as beautiful but I do have my favourites of course.
Sorry with some of the photos as I have not pressed them all yet and so there are a few creases that show up in the photography but you get the general idea I think.
Now you have seen them you can understand why the quilting part out to be 'stitching the ditch' and not go across the pictures ... it would ruin it I believe and I think as a wall hanging it would be a real show stopper.
I am still trying to find the packaging of the sheets that I buy, I think I binned them but I know that I have another full pack, its finding it at the moment. With all the drawers out that are being sorted I can hardly move in there right now and I know it will get better if I could put a good few hours into it in the next few days, It is partly time because I like to do this sort of thing when the light has gone for sewing but at the moment I am feeling so very tired. I tend to have nice warm bath after my day
The picture on the left is of a close up of one of the panels and I am thinking of doing a little stitching on each one to bring it to life ( 3D it a little) bring out some details with some invisible stitching and a little embroidery when it has the think wadding tacked to topper when they are all stitched together.
I have also photocopied some other bits to do some pictures with and they are more stitchery trade cards but with details brought out with some hand stitching and embroidery I think they will look lovely in my sewing room ( for our forever home) then I hope to have a much larger sewing studio and the walls can have all sorts of stitchery memorabilia on them...
I promise to make a conservative effort to find my missing packet of photocopy fabric sheets ... because not only have I promised them to you but its annoying me that for the moment I have lost them and they are not cheap to buy .... I should be more careful putting things away.
Anyway I hope you have enjoyed a little look at one of my personal projects that I wish to get started on and I will be back here on Thursday - Hoping to feel more energised by then too. I do not think the cold weather helps as I go into hibernation mode and Hygge is most definitely my life style right now ...
Have a great day and as always Happy Stitching! XX