Tuesday, July 03, 2007

June Bead Journal Project

BEFORE
AFTER

I finished my June Bead Journal Project last
Wednesday but didn't have time to post my
picture in the blog. I was gone for vacation
for 4 days.
The beaded pansy was too large for wearable.
I used my old fabrics, yarns, and a small nylon
butterfly. This is my first 6 x 8 wall-hanging
quilt project.
Last week I was going to use my old sewing
machine but it did not work. So I decided to
sew the fabric by hand. I almost gave up ! I
have used Pellon fusible fabric before.
Last night I sewed a buttonhole stitch for the
border. It is not perfect. My next project will
be easier and better.
I have too many fabrics that I never use them
and will use them for my 12 projects.
I am going to use July flower picture for this
month project. I bought a book that I am going
to try to embroidery flowers and leaves. You
will have to wait to see it when I am done
before August.

7 comments:

Sunni said...

Hi Jean, I have been reading through your journal looking at the process of how you did the flower. That is really interesting and I think your idea of doing small quilts and using some of your fabrics that you have is great. I am trying to use up things I have stashed forever in this project also. I figure if I bought them I loved them so I want to let them shine. I love your flower in this piece and would love to try that technique.
Sunni

The Lone Beader said...

Your pansy is really beautiful!

Robin said...

This is charming! The hand stitching is perfect for the piece. Bravo!

beadbabe49 said...

The flower is so lovely...are you thinking of doing all flowers for the 12 pages?

Hélène H said...

Very nice ! Do pansies hold a special meaning to you Jean ? In French, we have the same word for "pansy" and "thought".

CC said...

Hi, Jean!
I really like this piece. It reminds me of simpler times & makes me feel good! Can't wait to see your other flowers!
With aloha,
CC

matilda said...

molto bello, semplice e delicato. adoro la farfalla.
ciao matilda