Sunday, 27 December 2009

Rhapsody in Blue ...finished but with a sewn finger!!



There hasnt really been anything on tv of a night to watch so have been working on my wall hanging. This took several attempts until I was happy with it. At first I thought I would machine around the edges so tried that, then decided to hand sew it but that looked too flat as I wanted more texture! So after pondering what to do I decided to use some variegated sulky thread to sew the applique to the background with random freestyle machine embroidery. I liked this effect but at one stage I was distracted and sewed through the top of my finger...so there I was trying not to howl looking at a needle and thread through my finger thinking I am going to have to take this needle out. The only thing I was thinking was please dont bleed all over my sewing! but at least it healed well and didnt bleed all over the piece...all in the name of art ha ha!!.









I like the effect the variegated thread freestyle embroidery has on the multi coloured dyed fabric as it adds a different layer of colour. For the quilting at the back I used some blue thread and just sewed randomly in curves. I have hung it on my wall next to my lava lamp and favourite palm plant and laugh everytime I look at it remembering how I sewed through my finger....



6 comments:

Sid said...

Fab piece Lorraine, bet that needle really hurt ! Typical crafter....more bothered about spoiling the art !!! Love this one, blue is my colour.

Sandy said...

Wow Lorraine this is brilliant. Fantastic sewing work. Love them.

jane eileen said...

I only have two things to say:
Nice! OUCH!

© lisa fulmer said...

sew happy there is no red blood on this gorgeous blue quilt!! inspiring and amazing work, as always!

Trudy Callan said...

I can relate. I would have been more worried about the art than the finger initially as well.

It's gorgeous.

Sabii Wabii said...

I did...well let me rephrase that, I have a half finished quilt that remeinds me of this one. It was a Hawaiian motif, so it has that snowflake feel like yours.
A big OUCH to the finger stitichin.
Happy New Year.