Sunday, 5 July 2009

June Swaps with Unlimited Textiles


The theme for the June Quiltie swap was Birds Bees and Butterflies, and this little beauty was made for me by Jill. As you can see, it is all hand quilted, and the four blue birds with their wings joined, leaves a negative space which, if I had put the quiltie the right way up (!) looks rather like a flying goose. This is my interpretation of the theme, and I made this quiltie for June. The background is a piece of hand dyed fabric and the butterflies are hand dyed paper.
This I also made for June. It is a different swap, using the suggestion of an ATC sized mini book. The cover is snippets of fabric held down with chiffon and stitched in straight rows (lots of them!) then embellished with a grid. The 'heart' shape is dyed Tyvek. The edging is torn organza doubled over and tacked in place. The pages are gilt edged and each one has a gold tag protruding, with a bead attached. The beaded string is a bookmark, and the tassel is shop bought!


8 comments:

Heather said...

The quilties are delightful Val, and your mini book is gorgeous. I find it harder sometimes to make something very small than in a more normal size. So much work has gone into all of these pieces, no wonder they have turned out so well.

quiltchick said...

Loving the little book Val..very pretty colours.

Doreen G said...

The quilties are beautiful Val but I love the little book more.

dot said...

Val, the book looks beautiful what a fortunate person June is to recieve such a delight.

Sandy said...

The quilties are wonderful. The book is super.

Jeanette said...

Hi there Val!
You most certainly have been busy...and what lovely makings! Always a joy and inspiration to watch your work. LOved the book!

Take care
Jeanette

Jackie said...

Lovely pieces. What a successful swap.

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