Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Peaceful Daydream Blues

I made this quiltie for a trade with my good Internet friend Val.
We both love vintage ladies and both love flowers so the perfect theme to choose was "Vintage Flower Ladies"

I knew straight away the image I wanted to use. I wanted to give the impression that she was daydreaming near a shady stream on a lovely summer afternoon.

The background is my favourite.
Layers of felt, organza and painted nappy liners all stitched together and zapped with the heat gun. This was then covered with a chiffon scarf and flowers, leaves and swirls were free machined over it all.
This is my favourite technique as the outcome is different every time. I never seem to get the colours I think I will get and the texture changes every time. I just love the surprise of it all.

The flowers have heavily beaded centres.
There is a little tassel like embellishment with a "peace" disc hanging from it.
I found one little acrylic flower in the right colour way to add as a falling blossom.
The lovely lady is printed on to iron on cotton (from Crafty Computer Paper) and fused to the background.
A Sari Ribbon edging finished it off nicely I thought.
I'm happy to report that Val liked it ;0)


Before I go I wanted to tell you that I have been working very hard on my website.
It has a fresh new look, new items in the Art Gallery (with a closer look at my Mesoamerican items) and a brand new For Sale page.
I mention this as it is the only place will be selling on line at the moment.

I hope you will take a look at my website and I hope you like it.

8 comments:

TextileTraveler said...

Beautiful, Alis! I love the background, too, and the stitching is wonderful.

StegArt said...

The quiltie is fabulous!

Ati. Norway. said...

The quiltie is great, I am sure Val will love it! Your website looks great Alis, I love the fresh new look. Wish you sucses with the sales!

Vicki W said...

The qultie is beautiful!

Homeleightigger said...

Eat your heart our Girls! I do love it Alis, it is absolutely gorgeous - means even more now that you have described the representations.... Thanks again.

Sue B said...

Alis that quiltie is just lovely.

Linda D. said...

Stunning quiltie!!! I just adore those colours. And love your new look blog too - very fresh and spring like :)

TracyB said...

Your quiltie is absolutely beautiful!!