Saturday, July 18, 2009

WooHoo: it's done!

Well, I'm feeling a bit of celebratory relief today, as I've put the finishing stitches on "Summer in the City"! YAYYYY!!! It measures 42" x 22". The background was painted with textile paints, and I created a thermofax screen for the skyline. I used layers of tulle in different hues to create the shadows, and then I machine quilted the entire piece with holoshimmer threads. I decided to do a rolled hem with my serger on the edges, as I'd purchased some lovely heavy red rayon thread a couple of months ago. It worked beautifully!! I will probably add some beads to the main part of the piece at some point, but for now it's ready for hanging at our condo..

here's a bit more of a detail shot:

I've also finished another scarf. This is "Petals 2". I began by waxing areas and applying khaki dye, and then going back in and rewaxing and applying Basic Black, which of course looks more like a nice dark chocolate. I've also printed more petals on the surface.

We are enjoying incredibly delicious weather is dry and very cool, for Georgia in July. It was 59 here when we walked Barker on the golf course this morning, and now it's about 75. I'm thinking that the west coast must be having a heat wave, but I haven't checked.

Hope you're having a great weekend, and as always, thanks for stopping by!



Eva Hagbjärn said...

Your 'Summer In the City' is wonderful and I know it will look very nicely in your condo.

Hope you also are having a nice weekend =)


Gerrie said...

Yep - heat wave - 95° yesterday. Today it will be in the upper 80s.It was nice when I worked in the garden this morning.

Jeannie said...

Yep, too dang hot! 103 here yesterday and looks like it will be hotter today - yuck!
Summer in the City is gorgeous! It just glows. Way to go! Have a fun weekend.

PaMdora said...

I didn't know you lived in Georgia! We're having strangely cool weather here too, wish I were outside rather than at the compter.

Love the little skyline -- it's charming!

Anonymous said...

You're right about the west coast. I'm sure it topped the century mark today and it was humid, at least for these parts. We had a few sprinkles of rain this morning and big thunder clouds over the mountains all day.

Carol said...

LOVE "Summer in the City", really beautiful and great colours. We are having a warm winter week - up to 72F though cold at night - this in what is meant to be our coldest month. Not complaining though. OX