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:

  1. 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.

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    1. 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!

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  2. That is seriously lovely. Congraulations.

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    1. 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.

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  3. 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

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    1. 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!

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  4. 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.

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

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  5. STUNNING. I wish you luck in the competition.
    Tricia

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

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  6. 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.

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    1. 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.

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

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    1. 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.

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  8. 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!

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    1. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    1. Thank you. You do some very impressive work yourself!

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