Sunday, February 20, 2011
Here is my final quilt for the commission. I'm still working on the perfect title, but it is about overcoming the stuggles in glory. There is life after the pain and it is beautiful. All the nasties will be transformed and used for good.
I used gold thread for the quilting and painted the background in a beautiful rainbow. The circles come in all colors and are ringed with glass beads. Copper tape forms the stems. All the beading took much longer than I expected. Pushing a needle through several layers of thick fabric paper was a real challenge. I ended up pre-poking the holes with the sewing machine. I still managed to stab myself numerous times, but kept the blood off the quilt. I love how the quilt turned out -- it just sparkles.