Wednesday, September 28, 2005

In The Beginning

Many thoughts vie for an outlet, but, as any parent learns, it is best to start out as you intend to go on. So... I intend for this to be a place to share my creative works. I'd like to be able to settle on a theme, but my attention wanders. I delve into a project, or a technique, with all my energy. For a time, everything leads to my current obsession. Then something else catches my eye and I have to try it. Current projects are tucked away in the plastic bins to make room for new projects. Once in a while, an idea sticks in my head. If it's not too large a project, it may even get finished.

This first picture is one of those projects that I was driven to finish. It's a crazy quilt cover for my Bible. I made the pattern by tracing the outline of the Bible onto the muslin that became the foundation. The back has two large pieces of jacquard fabric with simple thread seam treatments. The front has a variety of floral motifs and seam treatments to go with the nature colors. The little angel charm was a leftover bit I found at the annual tag sale at my church. I added the frog charm for my daughter and the dragon bead for my son. The whole thing is finished with a flannel lining. An earthy floral cotton print was used to make sleeves to hold the cover on the Bible. Silk ribbons were sewn along the center of the top, to be used as bookmarks.

5 comments:

Misa said...

That's very beautiful! It must be nice to have.

Virgi said...

It is gorgeous!
May I ask you what did you use to make the centre, underneath the cross?
Very impressive!

Ati. said...

I like this book cover! Made with thoughtfulness and love.

Kate said...

Wow! Comments are exciting. Thanks.

Virgi, under the cross is layers of ruched(sp?) wide organza ribbons. I was trying to get the feel of flames for Pentecost.

Stepmom said...

I knew you were talented, but you have out done yourself. I look forward to seeing more