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.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Final details

I'm in the process now of adding the final details to the crazy quilted hussif project.  This one isn't as heavily embroidered as most that I do, but I chose to showcase some of the pretty fabrics I was able to use for piecing it. 


I have stitched down the cat (former brooch) and have added the gold zodiac disc.  I'm not sure of the origins of the disc - it seems too large to be used for earrings.  I can't even remember how I came to have it in my stash.  The sweet little fabric face was harvested from a pincushion and found a spot in the center of the disc.  The seam to the left is some pre-made gimp trim that originally had beads attached to it.  The fan came is a photo of a real handpainted fan that was gifted to us by the recipients grandmother. 

Today's quote comes from an unknown source... "The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man"


10 comments:

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Mary Anne! I love how this is coming along... your daughter-in-love is going to love it too. I think it is fantastic that you add all sorts of trinkets that have come from different backgrounds.... I am going to have to start collecting some to put on my crazy quilt blocks! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

Createology said...

How sweet to add elements of the recipients liking such as Nemo. Making memories with this hussif and it is beautiful. June JOY...

Janie said...

Good progress!so many interesting components.

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

What beautiful work you do, Pam in Norway

FlashinScissors said...

Hi Mary Anne, Your hussif is going to be really special! It will be a delight to receive and it is so unusual and imaginative whoever sees it will be very envious of the owner! Barbara xx

crazyQstitcher said...

Such an attractive and fun hussif. Your DiLove will enjoy all the different inclusions and using it.
I love your Nemo.

J said...

I spent several enjoyable moments examining your work closely. It is fascinating! You have such a professional touch - workmanship is excellent! So much fun finding the cat, the panda and the various faces - and then there's Nemo! I love your skill!

Wandering Wren said...

Sorry I have not been round for a while but how lovely to catch up with your progress, although not to read you had extra time when inside through the shooting, The fabric is lovely together with all your embroidery, loved finding Nemo as well!
Have a great week :)
Wren x

Renee said...

This is so fun! The recipient is going to love it!

karen said...

you say there isn't much stitching Mary Anne yet they are so encrusted with texture and colour....