Thursday, September 10, 2009

finally done!

First, I want to thank you for all you comments about my scrap project the other day- you guys are always so kind and encouraging! It makes it so easy to share my projects here when they are so warmly welcomed by you all.

So, I kept feeling like there was something missing from the piece, but could not figure out what it was and then today, while I was trying to rest for a few minutes after school, it came to me-I debated about the color of the bird, because there is so much blue in the background, but in the end, the teal won out- it really does stand out more in real life than it does in the picture, but I took this picture at 10:30pm in a dimly lit hallway :)

And here it is, stretched on a canvas frame and ready to be hung. I think I am happy with it, it always takes a few days to "get to know" a piece before I can really say what I think if it, but it's not bad for my first ever attempt at fabric collage!


Melissa Stover said...

i love it. i'd love to try this sort of thing. did you use the machine to zig zag around the designs?

Courtney said...

love it! well done! congrats

Jess said...

I love it!

amy said...

Melissa- My intention was for it to be all hand stitched, but I used a heavy weight heat bond on the background squares and it was VERY hard to get a needle through- so the background square are partly hand-stitched and partly machine stitched (which did not work very well, either, turns out the machine did not like all that glue) and the appliques are all hand stitched.

Bronwen said...

really really cute.


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