Monday, 4 June 2007

4x4 Quilt


This was my first 4x4 quilt and the first ever completed quilt again for a Talk Crafts swap. I must admit, I didn't want to give this away so I hope it's liked. I transferred the oriental image onto fabric. I layered this onto batting and then red fabric. I ironed on the dragon image (note to self to get more of these!). I then stitched the seed beads around the image and added a coin. To complete the piece I quilted various small stitches throughout and added some cord to the edge (to hide the stitching on the outside). I then added a holder to the top and a chinese trinket to the bottom to finish it off. It is not very well finished off I'm afraid, a bit rough around the edges, I promise to make a more refined one for myself soon :o)



I am very pleased to say that the lovely lady who received this has sent me a picture of it hanging up in her home on a lovely dark red wall. Thank You so much Mary for not just putting it in a box or drawer somewhere. It made my day.

16 comments:

Gillian Hamilton said...

WOWZERS Carrie...this is STUNNING!!!!! no wonder you want to do more... I want to do one... it's just GORGEOUS!!!!

Hazel said...

This is amazing! I wouldn't have wanted to give it away either. You must have spent hours on it. Wow!

Tigger's rambling said...

Wow that is fantastic Carrie, a work of art :-)

JACKIE said...

Love this Carrie, Would like to see it IRL =0)

Sharon said...

I'm really impressed with this, Carrie. It's a great piece of artwork! :)

eva birdthistle said...

OMG!!!! This is amazing! Is there no end to your talent? obviously not :-)

Sylvie said...

Oh, that's wonderful, congrats!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

WOW....THIS IS STUNNING!!! Forget the pots, you should be doing more textiles!!!!!!LOVE IT!

Mary said...

It is beautiful Carrie. I cannot believe I am looking at it on my wall. It is even nicer in real life and the mounting is Fabulous.

Neasa said...

Thats just fantastic Carrie. So stylish and elegant.
BTW the others are nose, tongue and bellybutton. Wouldn't want you to be imagining anything else!!! Thanks for popping by my blog!

DymphieM said...

Oww wow this is wonderful! I'm so very new to transfers, did you use transferpaper to transfer the photo to the fabric? (iron on?) I love the effect :-)

Maggie Ann said...

Wow, this is SO impressive..love it!

Greensleeves said...

Fabulous! absolutely stunning!

Kaz said...

WOW This is gorgeous, absolutely love it.

Zuzu's Blog said...

OOOOooooooooooooo

My goodness this is gorgeeeeeous

Debbi B said...

What a stunning quilt - I love everything about it and the way you have coordinated the hanger and the trinket!