October 16, 2016
Late Summer Roses - update 5
I finished the felting and the stitching on the center panel..I clean-finished the edges by adding a backing. I could have called it done at the point, but I decided to add beadwork to the panel. I like the way beads add texture and detail, and I enjoy the meditative quality of sewing on the beads one at a time. It's slow work, but that's ok. I've begun by stitching tiny glass seed beads to each rose.
I like my for my work to grab your attention from a distance, then reward you for coming in to take a closer look.
I also made good progress on designing and piecing the background quilt that the panel will eventually be mounted onto, using the patchwork strips I put together earlier.
And I am approaching the end of the design work, I'm soon ready to layer it and begin quilting. I'm having a lot of fun with this one.
You can track this work back by clicking on Late Summer Roses in the right sidebar, or go here.