Wednesday, November 7, 2007

"H" Quilt, Fans and Beading

First I want to thank everyone for their very kind comments about and support for "Crazy for Flowers"....I appreciate you all!

Even though I got filled to the brim with inspiration, new ideas, and new supplies too while at Quilt Market in Houston, I am back to completing the "H" quilt...starting to come down the homestretch here, and I am constitutionally incapable of exploring other textile work until this is done.

So I've been adding more little fan embroideries to the large central body of the quilt, and have begun beading inside the patches as well. It is a version of quilting in a way, providing texture to all those "blank" spaces. Some of the beads are going on on top of teeny tiny black sequins, just for variety.

These dang wiggly bugle beads gave me fits, and I will probably cut them off and redo them.

This fan will probably have some more spokes added to it down the line. I do love those amber beads!

This quilt is getting way over the top, but H would like that.

Here's a larger overall shot that shows how those seed beads are starting to fill in as overall texture.

...and more seed beads. I am varying the spacing and size of them too a little bit, just for contrast.

When all the beading and fans are done, the next step is going to be a new one for me: I'm going to do some waste-canvas lettering in the black corner patches....I bought some evil 18 count canvas for the fine print, too!

10 comments :

Cori@SAHMbles said...

Allie, every time I come here I'm just blown away, you are so very talented.

Robin said...

you are soooo talented! love the creativity you show in your quilts. all the hidden fans and not so hidden -- fun!

Rian said...

Oh, my. I am speechless again. Glorious comes to mind. H would be positively giddy with delight.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

The 18 count is my favorite for needlepoint design! I think H would love the quilt - that scallop of orange and blue beads has a hint of the Gypsy! Great to finally see a post. I've been waiting.

Sheri said...

Oh my gosh Thats so beautiful!
Sheri

threadspider said...

This has a very Renaissance look and feel to it-strong, rich, flamboyant.Great!

JoWynn Johns said...

I've enjoyed seeing the details this morning, Allie. And I voted for your quilt.

dee said...

you got my vote-that's amazing work. There's so much to look at you could just sit and enjoy all day. Good Luck. You deserve it!

Amy said...

The beading looks fabulous, don’t you just love the texture it adds.

Maddie Can Fly said...

Gorgeous -- absolutely gorgeous! My fingers hurt just looking at all that beading!