Ms. Kelli, if you are reading my blog. Stop now! Don't want to ruin the surprise. I don't want you to see it before I give it to you.
I am getting better at this art quilting thing. My stuff is coming out looking straighter than it has in the past. I know that I have not been sharing a lot of what I have been doing lately. The artwork I have been doing lately have been for articles and other people's websites. Some of them have a "No publishing on other sites" rule thing going on. So, whatcha think? I am pretty happy with it.
I had a hard time with this. It is always harder for me to create for someone else instead of myself. I have to think about what they would like and not only what thrills me. Of course, there are some little metal pieces in there. You will also see that I have been experimenting with some embroidery stitches. They are not perfect and I don't always do them the way I see them in the Embroidery Bible (which I love, BTW).
You will see lots of fabric paper in this little quiltie. I made it into a wall hanging so she could do something with it. This piece took me quite awhile to finish. I lost my muse on this for awhile and had to keep looking at it to decide what I wanted to do. The house part was easy. I was going to make it into a fabric book but that didn't work for me. So, I decided on a quiltie wall hanging. There is batting in the middle and a fabric back. If you look closely, the very top layer of my fabric background is tulle. I also did a little needle felting. I did not break out the machine for this. Just did it by hand. I usually don't work with purple a lot. The color has really grown on me. I might have to do more with that color. Don't you love those copper washers? They are my favorite little trinkets. They are used on airplanes or something like that. I got a boatload from eBay at a very, very good price. I love them!
Do you think she'll like it? I am going to nurse my migraine today. It has been unusually horrible today. All I want to do is sleep. Cannot tolerate any kind of noise.