Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Quilted and Yo-Yo'ed

Yesterday, Lily's quilt had its turn on the Gammill. Just like Lily herself, the quilt was no trouble, and hopefully, full of personality! I did my favorite kind of quilting, free-motion swirls and flowers, with outlining around the appliques. I did not do any quilting inside the leaves, flowers, or letters, thinking that these might be embellished. Hmm, maybe I should have done a little.

The next step was to add fabric yo-yo's, buttons, and beads to make dragonfly eyes and flower centers, as well as spots on the ladybug.

I am thinking that I will add a few more beads or crystals here and there. Melody Crust mentioned at her workshop that her students often ask, "How do I know when I have enough embellishments?" Her reply: "If you have to ask, you're probably not done." Will try to add the binding and sleeve today.


Vicki W said...

It's so cute!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Vicki, you are so kind to visit my blog and always leave encouraging comments! thanks!