|Ichiban Eggplant||Ichiban Eggplant -- quilt|
This little 9x21 wall quilt (hopefully to be hung in my friend's office) was drawn free-hand but loosely based on numerous images that I have of the real thing. The eggplant and stems are raw-edge applique and are held down with free-motion edge stitching in a heavy purple thread. The free-motion stitched lettering is embellished with hand embroidery.
|Detail of embroidery||Ichiban Back with fast corners|
I also free-motion stitched my name and the year -- this is getting easier and at least this time I got the spelling right. The detail also shows my signature couched perl cotton in the ditch next to the binding. I stitch on the folded binding, pull it to the back and glue-baste in place, and then couch the perl cotton down with a narrow zigzag to catch the edge of the binding on the back.
If you have, thanks for reading. Would love to hear what you think.
PS One additional embellishment -- ANTS, beautiful irridescent purple and green ANTS.
|Detail of beaded ants|