Monday, June 30, 2014

Open Shut Case

Windows at last! Pinned to the board they don't look like all the work they were. The little lady in the window is ready to feed the as yet unstitched birds.
Here is the stitching guide for the open window frame.
After stitching I glued the green frame to the mica window.
Here are all of the components for the closed window. The brown around the window opening is a mat board frame used as a spacer to lift the window away from the flower and curtain embroidery.

Ready to stitch the shutters and pediment around the window.

The red braid is 5 loop finger braiding done with 3 shades of red Trebizond silk perle.
I thought of adding this gold twist, but it is much to formal for this facade.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Quilt Show Time Again!?!?

Can't believe it is show time again! Our clever title (thank you Betsy) reflects our two themes. One quilt was to be influenced by the "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster of WWII England. The second is a scrap quilt.

I chose lyrics from Carly Simon for my Keep Calm quilt. I kept the color scheme, made my version of a crown and a bold layout like the original.

My scrap quilt is pastel scraps of wool appliqued into a Janet's World drawing. If you are in the area I hope you will visit!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Up On the House Top

I have stitched the shingles for the front slope of my casket. Here they are pinned to a piece of foam core over a drawing of the 3 top panels for the casket.

Then I started some color studies in Photoshop.
Originally I had started working from the top layer back and I kept changing my mind about what I liked. Now I am working in the other direction, background, room interior, window frame and finally dormer.

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