Monday, August 31, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Stitches

As you know, "stitches" make me nervous. I'm not sure why because I grew up with the whirr of a sewing machine. My mother would spend afternoons making clothes for us when we were children. I learned how to embroider from my grandmother and took my share of home economics courses in school. However, when I was asked to participate in a quilting project to benefit cancer research I became nervous and waffled on whether or not I could do it. The wonderful coordinator, Monica Magness, convinced me that I could and this is the result. I combined stitching with lots of fabric glue (a wonderful invention...hmm, I wonder if it works on hems). This is my entry for the Mixed Media Monday challenge this week.


11 comments:

vintage wil said...

What a beautiful work!!

indybev said...

I'm happy to tell you that fusible webbing works very well for hems, Heather! This is a beautiful piece of work. I'm a quilting drop-out. I was behind the door when they passed out patience, and the tiny stitches of quilting go far too slowly for me!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful piece and great colours! Love the Kelly Rae look alikes. Stitches, hm yes, sewing machines and me don't seem to like each other too much either, your piece is so creative and multifacetted (how do you spell that), love it!

Lori Saul said...

Fantastic piece Heather! Love all of the deatils!

*jean* said...

so many sweet details, heather!! glad to see you are back from your break, hope it was relaxing!

Catharina Maria said...

Heather , i love this work !
xox Rini

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Gorgeous! I turned out to be a wonderful piece!!
hugs, chris

Diane said...

And what a wonderful result - I'm so glad you took the plunge and made the quilt! Diane

haendi said...

Fabric glue is a marvelous invention. Your quilt block is beautiful. I love to work on fabric collage, and your piece is inspiring.

Betty said...

I love your quilt, this is so beautiful! I especially love how you used the crocheted doily on it. Great details,fabulous piece.

Janny said...

It's so lovely!