Sunday, February 19, 2012

February CQJP

Here is my February CQJP (Crazy Quilt Journal Project). I'm making a series of paisleys. I love the paisley shape and love crazy quilting! When the year is done and I have 12 paisleys, they will hang from the valance I made to showcase this series. I embossed the burgundy velvet with an Indian wooden print block. I used a fine gold metallic thread to embroider around the shape and added metal and glass beads. The seam treatment along the blue patch is embroidery and beads with the hummingbird charm added. Silk floss was used for the embroidered seam at the bottom. Of course, a fairy charm had to be added! Also, a heart for Valentine's Day.

I'll probably end up beading in between the individual paisleys to anchor them together, so they are fixed. I don't want them twirling around individually as they will end up getting tangled. We'll see what other ideas I come up with as the year progresses!


Shawkl said...

Very unique idea, and very pretty execution. Can't wait to see how it all works together.

Faith said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing how these come together. I'm not grasping how they will make a valance, yet, but they are so beautiful.

Betty said...

Faith, the Ease portion will be the "valance". The paisleys will hang from that.