Here are a few detail pics........I'm going to bore you to tears, but I really,
really do like this piece! I used Jones Tones foil (ordered it by mistake!)
and found it much easier to apply than foils I had previously used. So that was a real plus! I thermofaxed a lot of text (the verses to Amazing Grace) and some came out better than others, but that is why I was trying things out on the cotton! The portions of the text that are not clear just add to the charm!
I also did a lot of horizontal quilting, just lines and lines of it....very soothing, almost Zen-like work!
I took tons of pictures of the church (I shared some with you earlier) and decided to use the old stone work on the chapel as the base of the quilt. I had some cool Madiera thread that I had purchased in a class withCarol Taylor, and that formed the outline of the stones, and then I played around with Shiva Paint Sticks to add the gold to the inside of the stones.
I was very pleased with the effect that was created!
I delivered the little quilt to the display committee at the church this afternoon and I was really pleased with the reception it received!
I'm now working happily and peacefully on it's silk companion....and have a few new twists in it!
GRACE AND PEACE TO ALL!