Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valday Bag

I just finished this, my latest crazy quilt tote. Front:


Detail Back:

This time I outlined with gold holographic thread the solid bits in the white burnout velvet panel, and then pinned to it a pretty gold rose brooch I found at one of my favorite antique stores. I really liked the effect. Also, the white panel with the little violets and the lace medallion is an antique handkerchief.

Detail Front:

I love crochetwork but it's often hard to add and embellish a finished piece to quilts. I experimented this time with a small doily and added faux pearl and crystal beading all round it. One thing I learned: if you bead in a space, count your spaces before you bead in more than one color so you can stagger your shades accordingly!

I'll be giving this tote away on Valentine's Day -- stay tuned to my author blog for more details.

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