Friday, November 05, 2010

2010 ESD Enchanted Challenge: Fairy Treasure - FINISHED!!!

Well I'm all finished!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!! I just sent off all the photos to Carolyn!
For now I'll just put these large overall photos and one of the middle and I'll start blogging more detail! I kinda fell off of blogging as I went for a while, life got pretty crazy and when that happens you can only do as much as you can do! My priority was at least to keep working so I could get it finished in time. So now that I'm finished, and things are starting to settle down I'll start blogging the details of this piece!
I'm so thrilled how it turned out!!! It's so special! To finish it I hand sewed silk velvet strips on and mitered the corners by hand and then hand sewed the floral trim in place as well. It's being framed so the velvet is the matting.
If you look closely you will find all kinds of special things, jewels, earrings, keyholes, keys, bees, butterflies, flowers, lockets and buttons! I did a lot of new to me techniques and streatched myself by creating motifs and flowers that are not my typical go-to flowers!
I used lots of vintage jewelery, the center has earrings all around with loop-knot leaves and sweet flowers tucked in.
Click on the photos to see each them closer!


Raphaela said...

This is so beauiful! I am looking forward to the details. Congratulations.

Ruby said...

Awesome! I have been watching and happy to see a finish! Lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing 'cause I know that part is very time consuming too.

Nancilyn (Fiberdabbler) said...

Beautifully done!

Wendy said...

Oh Melissa!!! It turned out fantastic!!! You know, once I looked at the pictures it gives you a whole different view of it. There is so much beauty all the way around and then the jewelery around the center was the perfect thing to bring your eyes back to the fairy! So totally spectacular!!!

Goodquestionskippy said...

That is AWESOME! I love it. And the green is just so gorgeous too. And of course all your work is beeeeaaauuutiful :D

Live, Laugh but mostly Love! said...

This is so beautiful. I like looking at your stuff to get ideas for our sister blocks. I love this one.