Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Something to Crow About

Quilt # 91

Something to Crow About

The pieced centre of this little wallhanging was started in a guild mini workshop on curve piecing by Liz Croxall. When adding the metallic threadplay, she told us “not to be a crow”, to keep it subtle. Since I have added embellishments to every surface, I thought it was “Something to Crow About” .

detail - embroidery, ribbon, beading and a little flower bracelet
I had a lot of fun with different embroidery stitches, beads and buttons, twisted copper wire into words, added a few pieces of old jewellery, some dangling beads and a crow feather.

detail - copper wire, spider, embroidery

detail - dangling beads and crow feather
I made a crow stamp, which I thread painted on the front and also used the stamp on my label.
detail - beaded turtle, and paint-threaded crow

I added some silk to the curvy sides and beaded all along the curve with bugle beads. 

detail - silk edge and seed & bugle beading in background

Seed beads and metallic thread completed the background quilting.

Something to Crow About - back
 The second label was received when this quilt was exhibited at Quilt National 2008 “Yesterday Today and Tomorrow in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Thanks for looking,


Quilt Name: Something To Crow About
Description: Crazy Patchwork
Pattern: Original
Size: 16½” x 23½”
Fabrics: 100% cotton and silk
Predominant colours: Brown and black
Construction Techniques: Crazy patchwork
Back: 100% solid black cotton
Edge finish: 2 curved edges were stitched and turned, 2 edges were bound with a double fold french binding.
Quilting: Hand and machine quilted
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Sleeve: Yes
Label: Yes
Date completed: January 2008
Quilt History: Displayed at the 1st Annual Comtemporary Art Show at the Museum of Northern History, at Quilt National 2008 “Yesterday Today and Tomorrow in Kitchener-Waterloo, the 2009 Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilter's Guild show and 2009 Temiskaming International Plowing Match and Rural Expo Quilt Competition.
Maker: Terry Whyte

1 comment:

Marie Costa said...

This is wonderful! Love the unusual shape, it draws you in to take a closer look at the lovely stitching.