Sunday, 15 August 2010

Stitchy Squares

Some time ago, I bought my first copy of Sew Somerset (Summer 2010) which I thought was just fabulous.  Loads of projects I wanted to try.  So I've been raiding my local upholstery shop for their grab bags.  There was a particular project by Donna Downey in there that I thought I already had the pieces for and after a few weeks of playing I've finally come up with this  hanging.  It's about 23 x 23 cm (or 9 inches in old money).  You can enlarge the image for a closer view.

22 comments:

Lottie said...

Oh Carol - this is gorgeous - I might invest in that magazine if you recommend it.

I hate trying to make inches with a passion - because I find it so hard stamping adn tiny bits of paper - but material - wow - I could cut out material easily and I love the fact that they really look a work of art on the canvas - brilliant - gorgeous

Netty said...

Hi Carol, I can see this was a labour of love. Its so beautiful, what a multi talented lady you are. Couldn't resist enlarging it for a closer look and Wow, its definitely gorgeous. Annette x

Chris said...

Oh wow, Carol, that's so gorgeous and, if I may dare to say, much more scrumptious than the ones in the mag.

Heather said...

This is so pretty Carol and a lovely combination of crafting and needlework. I love the way you have put all the bits and pieces together - that's the clever bit.

mimilove forever said...

I love this missus, it appeals to the magpie me...lots of lovely detail and textures...love the glittery leaf! x:)

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely, very effective using stitched squares, each one a piece of art, very creative. Tracy Evans x

joanne wardle said...

oooo that's so beautiful.

Pia said...

woooow what a beautiful work.
hugs pia

Dotpat said...

This is great Carol, so different, I take it you like sewing then

cockney blonde said...

WOW Carol, that is beautiful. So much work must have gone into it. Love it, x

craftimamma said...

This is absolutely stunning Carol. I used to sew a lot years ago but sort of 'fell out' with it. I think something like this could just rekindle my interest,Lol!

Something a quarter as good as yours I would think of as an achievement!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Yvonne Hagane said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! What a beautiful piece of art. I love it!
Well done!

Suzanne C said...

GORGEOUS!!! love all the details and the fact that you mixed the sewing and stamping is fabulous. Love this!

Karin said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Carol. I love everything about it.

craftytrog said...

This is so gorgeous & creative! Love it Carol! x

Shannon said...

I loved that project that Donna Downey did in Sew Somerset too. But I have to say your version is just as spectatular. You did an amazing job.

Juls said...

gorgeous! Love the soft colours and love all the texture of the fabric! Hugs Juls

stampdiva said...

This is incredible. Time intensive but worth all that effort. Really special. Lynne x

Susan Allan said...

Hi Carol.
It is one of my favourite magazines, packed full of inspiration.

This is a lovely project. What a great way to use up scraps of fabric and the colours are gorgeous. So lovely to look at and look at again....so much to see!!

Sue A xx

nimucha said...

Carol, what a beautiful idea and gorgeous workmanship! I really love it!

Viola said...

How wonderful! Great work , Carol!

Boxoftrix said...

Wow this is beautiful I love it!