Here is the finished piece. I was going to add more stitching but decided that it would detract from the Shisha work. Same with the quilting, so I kept it simple. The basic binding seemed to finish it off.
At some time in the past, I painted this and finally decided to machine quilt it and bind it. One more UFO out of the way. Now what to do with the finished piece.
Here is the 9 patch ready to finish.
The detail shows the Herringbone stitch I did over the seams. The closeup reflected too much light.
May means flowers to me, so I used a silk flower and leaves to be the feature on this piece. It’s the size of an Artists Trading Card. The beads were attached using the back stitch. They are sizes 8 and 11 seed beads. Chain stitch is between the rows of beads.
The ninth and last square. This one features Buttonhole stitch and French Knots in perle cotton and embroidery floss. Now to assemble the piece.
I went to Longview, Washington and with a friend stopped at the gallery we like. The owner was having an event where we could make a bracelet with her jewelry artists as instructors, and she was giving us the supplies. Above is the bracelet I made.Next we went to the other table to learn to wire wrap a piece of fused glass. I’ve never had luck before but am happy with my piece.
http://mcthreadsartworks.com/ is the link to her website. It is well worth a visit to the gallery. Not only is there a ton of inspiration and things to buy, but everyone is so nice. It is bright and cheerful in there.I brought the two felted flowers to use as shawl pins. They are lightweight and look good on shawls.
This will be the center of my 9 patch hanging as it is the only completely pink background and seems to need to be there.
The stitches are Chain Stitch, Buttonhole Stitch and French Knots. The threads are perle cotton and embroidery floss.