Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Drum Roll?





Here are three views of my Hoffman Challenge piece. I used the Japanese Puzzle block which I discussed earlier on my blog, and embellished it with bobbin work, beads, and angelina fibers. I honestly don't know what I think about it. It seems unfinished somehow, although in theory it IS finished, including the facing (instead of binding). I am thinking about adding more angelina fiber, but the Hoffman people warn about embellishment that isn't attached tightly, and so I'm hesitating. There's probably nothing to lose with this piece however.

3 comments:

Deb H said...

It would be more work, but you could add a bunch more Angelina fibers, then layer a piece of tulle over the whole piece, & stitch it down. Maybe put some beads for more sparkle on top of that. You'd have to audition different colors, & see which would have the best effect. Maybe a dark green tuelle would work well? The other thing that might be pretty, but is more opaque than tuelle, is a silk organza. It can be dyed or painted with something like Dynaflow & remain fairly translucent. I have a piece of black that I did some discharge & over dying on that I laid on top of the AF fibers. I loved the effect. It was beautiful. That's part of a future project plan.

Deb H said...

On 2nd thought maybe a dark purple would be nicer. & the quilt is lovely BTW!

Allison said...

I just really like the shiney patch in your lightest patches...this adds a whole other dimension to the piece.
I like it just fine the way it is!