Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Work In Progress

After seeing several blogs with the wonderful "art quilts"
I decided to get these hanky wall hangings out to finish....
they have been packed away for more then 5 years
when I finished one for a friend!
I know they don't look like much right now
but, wait until they are finished...they will be beautiful!
You start out by deciding a a focal hanky and just work your design and colors around that
filling in as you go
The problem with these is that they "were" all pressed and pristine
but from being packed, they are wrinkled and will all have to be unpinned and re-ironed...ugh!
Each hanky is sewn to the other by hand with silk thread...the outer edges were all basted by machine.
To finish, they have bits and bobbles of lace, trim and charms...a fabric edge is sewn on...much like a quilt binding and a backing...I plan to put these in my Etsy shop when completed...
hopefully!!



Actually these are nothing like the art quilts...but it just made me think of these....
getting them out and finishing them!!

8 comments:

Katina said...

Please, please finish them, they look amazing! xx

Irene said...

Hello Diane

Oh My gosh these are just amazing, please, please finish them. They are fabulous, I can't wait to see the finished result.

Thank you somuch for your comment on my blog.

irene
xxxx

Rachel B said...

I love quilting, but have not done any in ages - busy with cross-stitch at the moment! These look amazing. I look forward to seeing the finished article.

Trace4J said...

They are beautiful Dianne. I have never seen anything like them before. I really love.
Hugs Granny Trace
www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Stella said...

They look amazing and by the time they are finished they will be breathtaking. I love your color schemes; please finish them and don't forget to post them on your blog!

Leslie Miller said...

Exquisite! I'm anxious to see the finished project. I hope you'll let us know when you've got one done!

Kelly said...

OMG...these are GORGEOUS! Love all the pretty colors and patterns. Looks like an awful lot of work to me!

Shirley said...

These are gorgeous!! It's good to know there is someone else out there who stashes and rehashes too! I have tons of counted cross-stitch, etc. I need to finish.