Saturday, July 13, 2013

Lace Bouquet

I have lace on the brain, definitely!

This time I wanted to play with painting it for a small composition....the project was for an upcoming episode of QNN TV's "Quilters Newsletter Workshop", airing in April of 2014.  I just got back from taping it in Denver with the wonderful Jodie Davis.

So I started with some vintage blocks.  You know me and vintage blocks, I'm in love.

These blocks gave me my palette.
I then went out to the garden to pick some flowers in the same colors, for painting inspiration.

You can tell, I was having a lot of fun!

When the laces were all painted, I arranged the bouquet on the background and sewed them on with my machine.

This is really quite quick using clear thread...I just had to be mindful of all those pins.

I liked it alot, but it still needed something.....

Of course!  The stipple quilting really helped the bouquet and blocks pop out.

What a fun project!  You'll be able to see a lot more about it when the Quilters Newsletter Workshop episode airs next spring.

Thanks, Jodie, for having me!


Wendy said...

Absolutely stunning work! This so inspires me to get more creative with my appliqué work. Thank you!

Arlene Delloro said...

I really like this piece, Allie. Very creative use of lace.

Gaye said...

I love that you went to your garden for color inspiration! Thank you for the gorgeous work you create. Truly inspirational!

Unknown said...

aw... amazing....

Judy S. said...

Love it!