Sunday, July 13, 2014

paper, lace, cloth and stitch...


that's what i've been creating with today

in that half-hour between afternoon chores and time to start dinner

i made my choices of paper, lace and cloth quickly - thread took only slightly longer

this is the second technique i've learned in the class of a similar name
{you can read all about it here}


 i didn't have a lot of choice in papers - but i found a scrap of a mossy green one that i've always liked
paired it with a piece of green-gold lace and a small bit of gold silk with pink embroidered flowers and green leaves


 exposing, defining, leaving some ares plain and adding texture to the rest


raw edges, rough with thread, fragments


 the piece i made is roughly 10" x 5" and i have plans for it already, and it isn't even finished yet

i'm hoping it can be worked into my tree quilt i'm designing in alchemy


the one with the non-traditional piecing, like you see above and below


inspired by the bird on a branch


the colours work well - seem i'm still drawn to the same old colour palette, but that's ok - gives me more to work with when it comes time to make the final choices

and as always with me, it's a combination of paper, lace, cloth and stitch...

11 comments:

Marj Talbot said...

Green and pink - perfect. I love those colours and can't wait to see it all come together.
Have fun and enjoy your play time - it's so rewarding. Thanks for sharing - love to read your posts.

epocktextiles said...

its a great combination

Suztats said...

Such lovely fabrics and colours--so warm and inviting, earthy, natural. I shall enjoy watching this evolve....

deanna7trees said...

so beautiful. it always amazes me how we all come up with different combinations given the same instructions. karen's classes are always inspiring.

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh this appeals to much to my creative heart. It is just stunning Jillayne!
I'm so looking forward to being able to create again. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work again!
x Suzy

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh this appeals to much to my creative heart. It is just stunning Jillayne!
I'm so looking forward to being able to create again. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work again!
x Suzy

Createology said...

Lovely marriage of paper, lace, cloth and stitch. The colors are beautiful for your alchemy tree quilt. Happily creating in snippets of time. Summer Shimmers and Creative Bliss Dear...

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Your paper, lace, cloth and stitch piece looks really neat and I certainly like all the colours you are working with. Your tree quilt is going to be am amazing piece of art.

karen said...

what a fabulous post...amazing paper, really amazing. Gorgeous non traditional piecing and that beautiful ledger....I'm so happy I came...

Mosaic Magpie said...

Beautiful from every aspect...colors, stitching and composition.
Deb

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Jillayne, simply gorgeous. Love the combinations, color and always the details.
Enjoy the process and thank you for sharing.
Hugs