Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hammered I & II - Finished

Finally I quit procrastinating and finished these two pounded-flower projects. To do it, I layered them and quilted both densely and randomly with lots of meanders, leaves, flowers, etc. and used variegated thread in the square one.

Then I trimmed the batting and backing back from the top piece and fringed that top piece. It got lost on the gallery canvas, so I previewed a few prints and picked two, tore them into a couple of strips and left the edges ragged. I put these strips behind the sandwiched and quilted pieces and tacked them with glue. Then I put the quilted pieces over top, with Alene's glue.

The tops are semi-transparent on the edges because of the fringe and the uneven trimming of the batting. These print accents are much more subtle in real life than the photo. My husband (who is not a bead and fringe kind of guy) really likes them. I do too.

The square one is 12" x 12", the other one is 12" x 16" and both are on a canvas that is 1.5" deep.

However, now they are finished, labeled and ready to hang, I'm itching to get to other projects!


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I think that little edge of a print is the perfect accent. Very nice! both of them!

Frog Quilter said...

Very nice. Did you do the quilting with your HQ?

sewkalico said...

They look wonderful! So pleased your DH likes them too - our toughest critics!!

Robbie said...

I'm not usually fond of flower pounding pieces as they are very light..but these turned out great!! So good that you finished them!! Very nice!

TB said...

These are so interesting. I'm sure I've never seen anything like this except in your photos. Quite nice.