Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fabric vase with silk ribbon flowers

Project: Fabric vase with silk ribbon flowers

Designer: Vase shape was from a group project - the flower arrangement is my own
and is completely different from the original project

Type of needlework: Appliqué and Silk ribbon embroidery

Photos: 2

Comments: This project was done when I was co-owner of Crazy Quilt International, a yahoo group, at the request of a very good friend of mine, as I had never done any in my life. Had some idea as to what it was, but  no more.

This project has nothing to do with crazy quilting, but was just something that some of us decided to do together. Someone came up with a few shapes for the vase and I selected the one above and then she added a few flowers inside the vase. I thought that it needed more flowers than that and I kept adding and adding to end up with the above very full vase.

 It was a bit like eating chocolate, hard to stop once we get going. This has been finished as a pillow. I need to do more silk ribbon embroidery as this is great fun and I know of some very well designed projects that I can purchase and do. Need to put that on my list of things to do.

My best friend finished this as a pillow for me.

Update: March 9, 2010: Just found a photograph showing the finishing.