While the design itself came easily, implementing the hand stitching was time consuming, yet very enjoyable. Since three of the four edges were already finished, common edge treatment such as a binding or facing wouldn't work. Mounting on a rust colored silk noil canvas covered frame seemed like the perfect solution....unfortunately it just wasn't the right 'feel'. You know what I mean, right??
After more thought, it was sandwiched with batting and a backing and machine quilted around the motifs. Considerable time was spent turning a small seam allowance of the backing to meet the finished edges and hand stitching in place. The top edge was a little trickier since two tabs were also incorporated. It now 'feels' right!! I hope you think so too.
LUNARIA ANNUA 21" x 27.5" (as hung)
Available here (larger photo)
Vintage linen, ice-dyed by the artist, hand embroidered and machine stitched.
Check out these blogs to see what other artists have created this week: Nina-Marie's Off The Wall Friday, Sarah's Whoop Whoop Friday, Crazy Mom Quilts.