Friday, April 29, 2011

Wedding...& Amazon....

Being British born I still have a soft spot for the Royal family, so out of bed this morning at 5:00a.m. to watch Will & Kate's wedding, everything was so beautiful, the bride, her dress, handsome groom, hats and dresses worn by the couple's families and guests and the weather..... what more can one say.

Yesterday I promised I would post a photo of the wall hanging that I recently finished. If you have visited my previous posts you will know that several members of the guild I belong to have been making the paper pieced Indian Orange Peel Quilt. In the piecing process a lot of small scraps are produced. From my scraps I made "The Secret Garden" wall hanging. Jacqui, a member of our group, is using Kaffe Fassett fabric to make her IOP and she gave me her scraps. His fabrics are very colourful, butterflies and birds came to mind when I saw what she had given me.

To make this 19" x 22" wall hanging, which I have called "Amazon" I used a panel which had the sky, distant trees. foreground ferns, rocks and water on it, adding fabric from my stash for the foreground trees and large leaves and some yarn for the vines. The KF fabric was used for the parrot, flowers and butterflies. Holding everything in place was black tulle. After quilting I added a 3D butterfly in the lower right hand corner. I really like the look of the finished product.Closeup's of the parrot and 3D butterfly show the colourful fabric used. Hope you like it, I am pleased with the way it turned out.

The photos are a bit washed out due to the light from a window.



Barb H said...

Patricia, the wall hanging is fabulous! Don't you just love that you made it from scraps?

Jacqui's Quilts said...

I was sooo sad to miss the meeting! I thought you might have the wallhanging there for show and tell. I will be missing the next meeting too as I'll be in Toronto for a field trip with a school trip for Jake's school :-(. Hopefully, I will be able to see it one of these days!

Quiltluver said...

Love the wallhanging. The colors in the bird are just perfect.

Gill - That British Woman said...

just gorgeous, the colours are perfect for the Amazon theme.