Sunday, February 2, 2014

Finishing up and moving forward

I've been assembling  my 2013 weekly stitching blocks. Each one of the blocks was completely finished as I did them, now I'm using some small cube beads to sew them together.

The beads


The bead sewn in at the corners.


The back of the assembled blocks.
Now I've got to put a sleeve on it and see if it will hang correctly with just beads on the corners. The vertical rows are all attached and just the top horizontal row so the vertical rows hang loosely. At least that's what I hope they do when the sleeve is attached and it's hanging from a rod.

I'm really getting into my weekly leaf and will probably attach each of these blocks the same way, only I'll do it as I go instead of waiting till the year is done. This week I used my Gelli plate again, this time with a rubbing plate from Cedar Canyon Textiles



I used a mix of olive and brown textile paints applied with a brayer, then pressed the rubbing plate into the paint to make my image, then laid a light hand dyed fabric on the gelli plate and picked up the image.

Fused the flannel on the back and did some stitching.

The Weekly Leaf #5


Indigo and Rust #321 - #326

Line Dance #28 - #33

Linked to "Off the Wall Friday"

12 comments:

  1. The back of your kimono-style arrangement is gorgeous!

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  2. You are constantly wowing me! I love the way you put your 2013 weekly stitching blocks together and this week's leaf is another winner.

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  3. Love the leaf (and the back of the kimono!) I can see that same process used to do a variety of leaf colours.
    Sandy

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  4. This weekly leaf is exquisite. The colors of thread you chose are perfect for the paint colors and fabric.

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  5. Beautiful stitching on your blocks. It really adds rhythm and interest. Very eye catching.
    Hilary Florence

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  6. Beautiful work! I love the leaves, and the stitched pieces are fabulous!

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  7. I will like to know if the kimono shape holds the weight hanging from a sleeve. I just love the idea. I could see a corporation buying it. But then you wouldn't have it. It's really so interesting and different. You must love looking at it. Let us know if it holds it's shape after hanging a bit. I have some small blocks I want to join with beads but wondered about the same thing.
    Leeanna Paylor
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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    1. I've got the sleeve sewn on but haven't found a place to hang it yet, or a rod to hang it on. I'll blog about it when I do.

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  8. Hi, Linda. The texture of the leaves with stitching is lovely. I'm especially LUVing the kimono--gorgeous grouping of colors. I like the way you put them together with the beads--very interesting idea. I figured you'd find something unusual!
    best, nadia

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