Wednesday, September 20, 2006

First Crazy Quilt Heart

This morning I decided to go ahead and jump into Crazy Quilting, because my sister, Joyce, asked me to make a CQ heart for her. Her birthday is November 11th so I wanted to make her one, embellish it and then put it in a antiquish type frame without the glass. She's going to be 15 but I know that it will be a treasure to her that she will probably have for the rest of her life. I've never done CQ before, but there are no rules, so I just pieced it however I felt. Oh what I'll do for my little sister! I had a hard time getting the colors accurate for this photo! I had to scan the heart and then adjust the colors to get it to look right. Dupioni Silk is hard to photograph! So this is as close to what it really looks like as I'm going to get! I'm planning on putting 2 folded roses next to each other and also some cheap pearls I had gotten in Hawaii that broke they are purplish-blackish and I'm planning on stringing them and making a little swag out of them.


Charlene said...

Wow, Melissa. I hadn't realized you had never done CQ before. You did an outstanding job - this heart and its colors are SO pretty for fall. I'll be watching to see how you embellish it.

Debbie R. said...

Whoo! Hoo! You did great!

lillian said...

It is going to be a beau with all of you embellishment. I can't wait to see the progress. I am glad you are jumping on the bandwagon. It IS addicting. =)