A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Shoveling and Designing

Today pretty much the only creativity that happened was a whole lot of shoveling in my studio. The piles were teetering and threatening me bodily harm and, besides, I'd managed to lose a book I was looking for. It was time. Boring, boring, boring, but SO much better now.

After that I worked on my design for a ring bearer pillow I've been commissioned to make (which is what you see in the picture). I will embroider the initials of the bride and groom in the centre. The fans will be appliqued on after I piece them using various tones of white/ivory/cream and do some embroidery on them. I have some pretty bead trim to go along the outside edges of the fans.

The bride isn't a frou-frou type of person (according to her sister), so I want to do a minimum of over-the-top embroidery on this. Simple and elegant is what I'm going for. I have four tassels for the corners which I will tack on so that they can be removed after the wedding. I will also just tack on the ribbon to hold the rings in place. The whole thing is 9" square.


Anonymous said...

have you been over to needlenthread yet?? paula xx

FredaB said...

That is a pretty design. You could do all the fan embroidery in the featherstitch only. I see that so often on the older fans and I think it is a very pretty look and not too busy.

Just an idea.