Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Work In Progress Wednesday - Completion

For this week's WIPW I have a completion to report. The crazy quilt is now hanging on my wall. The last step was, apart from attaching a hanging sleeve, to add Beaded Hedebo Edge stitches, well, to the edge.


It has been great fun to make this wall hanging. It measures 50 x 50 cm and that qualifies it to go to Yokohama for the Miniature Contest in November.

I have used fabric scraps from my stash, from charity bags, from friends, there are ribbons, trims and a friendship bracelet cord. Several ornaments I have picked up since summer and a handful of beads. The  middle is quite glittery with plenty of colour and ornaments. The edge is in muted colours and many TAST stitches. The Beaded Hedebo Edge is worked in #20 jeans thread - I had a reel I wanted to use up and that kind of thread was perfect for this particular stitch.


Sharon Boggon is now back on schedule and I hope to see many others present their WIPW, too. Hop over to Pintangel, WIPW,  to see.

26 comments:

latha said...

Very pretty Queenie !! Blue , my favorite and I love it ! butterfly and the indian ornaments enhances the beauty...and I am sure many are going to appreciate this lovely piece for the contest in November.Thanks for sharing.

carorose said...

That is seriously lovely. Congraulations.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Latha. You are always quick to tune in and comment. It feels very nice to have completed a project and start planning for a new!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you for your kind words, Carolyn. It is nice to have this on the wall, both because I can start on something else and because it glitters beautifully in the sunshine.

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

So well done Queenie.....It is beautiful....I so wish I could make something like this !
It must be lovely seeing it hanging on your wall !!
hugs
Chris Richards
xxxxx

margaret said...

a beautiful mini quilt Queeenie, love the contrast of dark and light fabrics. Glad you will be putting it into a quilt festival so that others can see and admire it.

The Pied Pedlar said...

STUNNING. I wish you luck in the competition.
Tricia

Liz Eph said...

This is lovely. My colours - the blue gently warmed up with the pink. I love the Hedebo Edging too. I enjoyed it when we did it and looked up Hedebo style to have a go at.

Elizabeth Braun said...

Well done! Finishes are always a great cause for celebration!=)

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you! Now why shouldn't you be able to make a cq quilt!!?? You are so talented with your stunning cards, embroidery and bead creations.
I am always looking forward to your inspirational work.
Happy creating!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Margaret. The quilt is full of happy memories and I hope visitors to the quilt festival will see THAT.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Tricia. The competition is still far in the future.

Queeniepatch said...

Thanks, Liz, I, too, enjoyed the Beaded Hedebo Edge when we did the TAST and thought it would be a perfect way to end the decoration on this cq quilt.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Elizabeth! It is such an honour to get praise from you as I've always admired your neat and beautiful work. And you're right, it feels great to have completed a project.
Happy stitching.

Marjolein said...

You finished it off beautifully. The round corners look perfect. You have made a nice transition with the dark border and yet darker binding. Did you change your mind about what the top side is, as it is rotated 90 degrees clockwise?
Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I may have to steal your ideas for the border sometime.
Marci

Annet said...

Congrats on finished this gorgeous quilt. The beaded Hedebo edge must have taken you quite a few hours!

Queeniepatch said...

It did, but with a nice audio book I didn't notice!

Queeniepatch said...

No need to steal! You are free to use any ideas you want from my work.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Marjolein. The rounded corners add softness to the dark border. I felt I had to hang the quilt in this direction; otherwise the poor lady in the portrait would be feeling dizzy!

Anonymous said...

Lovely work Ms Queeniepatch! I hope that I find the time this year to begin a crazy quilt. Cheers ~ Jenny Jo

Masha Novoselova said...

oh wow!!!! I love your work!! so beautiful and interesting to look closely!! congrats!

Angela Grasse said...

This is gorgeous!

Queeniepatch said...

I, too, hope you will have a go at making a crazy quilt. There are no rules and just a lot of fun!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you. You do some very impressive work yourself!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you! Happy stitching!