Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Everybody needs a bit of passion in their lives don't you think.
The theme for February at Unlimited Textiles was "Passion" and these were my pieces for the swap.
Both the brooch and quiltie were made from the same fabric.
I used lots of layers of velvets, satin, brocade and organza's to create it and covered it in free motion machine embroidery.
On the quiltie (measures 5" square) I stitched a photo of a courting couple to the background and made a little heart to add as embellishment.
I highlighted some of the embroidery with seed beads and framed it all with velvet ribbon.
I cut the brooch heart out of the fabric, backed it with felt and zig zagged the edges.
I added the seed beads and a little bead tassel for embellishment.
There is a brooch back on the reverse so that June (my partner) can pin her heart to her sleeve ;0)