Saturday, July 25, 2009

quilted wall hanging (hopefully)


I think I've bitten off more than I can chew. I have a very dear friend in Canada whose daughter is getting married August 29 and I'm not sure I can get this done in time. The wedding invitation, which is in three language (Spanish, Arabic and English), has this great picture of a tree with all the curlicues and it's h.e.double.hockey sticks cutting the blasted things. I can only cut for short periods because my hand goes to sleep. Another wonderful thing about growing old. I wanted to do the whole tree as one piece but the curls get tangled and I've had to chop the tree into pieces. I'm thinking about using some Angelina along the branches and I'll put the whole think under tulle. Maybe the cuts won't show.
This will be a wall hanging about 20 inches wide and 15 inches tall. At least, that's the plan.
Ana, if you read this, don't tell Melissa.


4 comments:

clitav said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I hopeyou have a great time with lots of "Puzzle" glee! I was reminded of my first Tramunto piece, a pillow, with many small, wispy tendrils also! What a bugger getting those little crevices filled! I had to fashion a new tool from an old oyster fork to get 'er done!

Leslie said...

You can do it, it's going to be awesome, can't wait to see it finished!

Elsie's Passions said...

Absolutely beautiful. Anxious to see it as you progress.

Elsie

Ana said...

Dear Carol, just reading this now... after we got to see the beautiful art piece!!! We were all crying when Melissa opened the box... it is absolutely amazingly gorgeous! I thank you so much because it was a huge work for you and I appreciate your thoughtfulness a lot, I now that it was done with your heart... THANKS so much...