Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Back to the UFO



Although most of today was spent out and about, I did spend some time yesterday evening and this evening (while watching telly) adding some beads to the UFO quilt. I didn't want too much, so the main emphasis is on the lines down the centre of the piece, with a scattering of beads to either side. At the moment, I think that's it, but you never know - it might want more later. Cobi left a comment the other day suggesting some foil and I'm going to mess around with that idea a bit - maybe test a bit on the back - as I think there are real possibilities there. Might also pull out a few other embellishments and see if anything speaks to me, but honestly, I'm not sure it wants too much more.

Then, the only thing I have to work out is how I want to bind it, and which way is up! I've been working on it with the long strip of solid salmon colour at the bottom, but I'm not sure, that might actually be the top - what do you think? I suppose I could always ask Deborah which way she intended the piece to be. Not that it really matters, but I thought I'd put a sleeve on it, so it would be good to know which side to put the sleeve on...

5 comments:

Vicki W said...

The beading looks great - just enough IMHO.

sophie said...

Hmmm . . . I thought that long strip of solid salmon colour at the bottom was the bottom until you flipped it around and then I wasn't at all sure . . . wasn't that an interesting exercise in perspective?

Rafael's Mum said...

with the little bit of applique in the middle on the bottom and the strip on the top, that bit looks a little bit like coral in a seascape, the strip the waves ? I know it's space, but that is what it reminds me of..

anne bebbington said...

Of course you could have it all wrong and the piece is portrait rather than landscape - I say put small discreet hanging tabs on all four sides then she can ring the changes - beading looks terrific

Ruth's Place said...

This is just stunning!