Sunday, May 23, 2010

Finishing

Today was finishing day. Almost to hot to be outside so I decided to get my new item for the website done. Jean stitched this little piece by La D Da some time back. I just loved the colors and design, but could not decide how to finish it, so today I just started in on it.
I used quilt fabric on the back it is a green with black printed design. The green was the wrong shade so I removed some of the color using Rit Color remover it turned the green from Forest green to a yellow green, just what I was looking for.
Then I stuffed it with sawdust nice and firm, so what to do with the edge. I like cording, but it usually makes my things look to formal, not what I was looking for. I did have some black twill tape so I couched it down over the seam and I am quite pleased with the end result.


I did take a few picture of the Lillies that are in full bloom now. While our weather here is hot in the 90's I talked with my mom in Idaho and she said they had snow yesterday so go figure.


I hope that everyone has a good week, because next weekend is extra long!

3 comments:

KarenV said...

What a lovely finish! I really like the couched twill tape around the edge.

KarenV

samplerlover said...

Just found your wonderful blog. I agree with Karen V, what a wonderful finish and the couched tape looks wonderful. I also love your post re the A&E samplers. Beautiful work.
Could you tell me the name of the sampler that is in your header. It looks wonderful.

Carmen Sutton & Jean Hohulin said...

The sampler in the header of my blog is one that I designed and will be releasing as a pattern. I'm planing on having my big debut at the 2011 Nashville needle market. I will be in the same booth as Carriage House and Notforgotten Farm. I will have updates here on the blog.
Thanks so much for asking