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Topic: Crazy-quilting inspired star-pillow thingy  (Read 1100 times)
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« on: December 07, 2010 09:37:10 AM »

I'm still novice enough to be finding new bits on my sewing machine (Clive!) so this is still a pretty basic project - only the fourth thing I've made.

Trying desperately to use up all the hideous material I've inherited Cheesy

Made sans pattern, with embroidered (inc French knot) flowers, and sewn on sequins and seed beads - none of which I've done before - so this is very much a 'sampler'! I did intend to quilt it and use decorative stitching but 1) my machine doesn't have decorative stitches and it was never going to be good enough to merit doing it by hand 2) I've yet to master fine control over guiding the machine and 3) I wanted to get it done and over with as It's been half finished for weeks
The colours are much brighter in real life. Although I liked the denim strip at first, when sewn together, it's made it looks a bit... country? Will try and stick better pictures up when I find my camera cable that got lost when I moved

More like the actual colours

Close up of the ladybird and flower

Close up of the flowers

« Last Edit: December 07, 2010 09:45:30 AM by StarDuck » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2010 01:25:31 PM »

That is rather nice.  I like the little touches of embroidery that pull it all together.  I don't think the fabric is ugly at all but maybe that is because of the way you have used it.
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