Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Introducing.... Seams Time for Patience

This is my new wearable quilt art.   The pattern is  Koos Van Den Akker, Vogue 1277.


The title is so fitting.   For the first time I used silk dupioni and thai silk.   I discovered they have their own personality, and it doesn't always get along with mine.  I used that red lace looking ribbon as well.   That resulted in four hours spent hanging out with my seam ripper.   


When it came time to name my piece, all I could think about was ripping that ribbon out and resewing pieces back together.   I seriously contemplated cutting my losses and rolling it up and throwing it in the back closet of my studio three times.   Upon reflection, I realized that I used utmost patience for me, as I don't have alot when it comes to sewing mistakes.   Hence the title incorporated my time with the seam ripper and how to be patient.  


The button in the centre is made with the lace wrapped around and glued together.  In the big green button is a piece of thai silk made into a fabric button nestled in the green one.

6 comments:

Caren said...

It's beautiful, Jackie!

SarahVee said...

Absolutely beautiful, Jackie! So glad you didn't chuck it in the closet!

Brooke said...

amazing!

Snoodles said...

I'm so glad that you were patient...that has to be a show winner! Beautiful!

Mama Pea said...

Very pretty! I like how it turned out! The silk is so pretty!

Rolanda said...

Gorgeous!! I love the colours.