While I consider myself creative, I do not consider myself much of a quilter with my one and only quilt project still unfinished after 15 years! Recently though, my interest in quilting has been piqued in two ways.
|The original wedding invitation|
|Pastel colour palette|
The background was pieced together in a morning and then I worked away at the details of adding embroidered trees, and appliqueing the barn into place over the next month or so.
|Embroidered trees and appliqued barn|
|The groom and bride on bicycles|
Early on, I had decided that I would applique the cyclists on as a last step, although I was not sure exactly how that was going to play out. I surfed the web to see if I could buy some tiny bikes, but everything I found was too big. In the end, I formed the figures and bicycle frames out of modelling clay and the wheels were made from rubber washers. The bride and groom’s clothes were cut and sewn on VERY carefully – the wedding dress was made from raw silk left over from my own wedding dress sewn some 20 years ago! Black felt was easy to work with for the groom. The last touch was to sew a message on the back.
I was pretty excited to present my finished wall hanging to my niece and her fiancée. They loved it.
- I love the creative process; OK, I already knew that. Even if you don’t actually know how you are going to do something in the beginning, have faith in the creative process.
- Material puckers if you don’t measure well.
- My 40 year old sewing machine works just fine!
- Purchasing material is addictive.
- I can complete my unfinished quilt if I parcel a little time here and there. That is my next project!
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|A unique wedding present|