April 2, 2008

Hibiscus and daffodils

I'm working on some prints for the hibiscus quilt. Here they are in progress with some hand embroidery added. I no longer do much hand quilting because of incipient carpal tunnel issues, but I still love doing handwork like embroidery and beading, partly for the pleasure of the stitching, and partly for the aesthetic appeal of it.

It's shaping up so far to be a cold and windy spring. The daffodils taking their time about blooming, but a few have opened. This bit of vintage embroidery is from an Eveline Foland pattern. I have a set of them, with all different flowers, that I am slowing working up into a large quilt. I love the sparse elegance of the lines, a sort of Art Deco look.

No comments: