Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Oops! Fix that one Quick!

I'm working on a little quilt on canvas stretchers inspired by the amazing Melody Johnson.  Check out her blog if you haven't already!  Only problem was, when I stood back to take a look at this lil bugga... all I saw was a great big swastica.  Crimeny!  

Sooo... I looked at it for a bit and decided it needed more flowers.  And so I made some flower type things, took another step back and decided that it was in dire need of buttons!

  So I added buttons and a little bit of hand work.  Sewing through canvas isn't all that easy so I didn't do much of that.  But check out how this looks fused to a gallery style 12 x 12 canvas.  I'm lovin Melody's canvas idea and I'm tickled by how the extra flowers add texture.

It turns out to be a relentlessly cheerful little floral thingi.  Do you think the swastika is gone enough?  I still see it but it's better than it was.  Oh, and I'm still getting used to machine quilting on my (new to me) antique Singer sewing machine, I'll get the hang of that one of these days.  This was a very interesting experiment, I'll do this again sometime!


  1. I don't think the swastika stood out at all. But I really really like the extra flowers you attached. Wonderful. Isn't this fun?
    Again, I wish we were neighbors.

  2. Just charming! I really like all the embellishment, beautiful!

  3. Love how you took it up some notches. It is quite cute. I made a fabric postcard some time ago and wanted to make a bouquet of sunflowers as the main theme. Somehow, I ended up with what looked like an owl with sunflower eyes. I've tried to correct it by adding more flowers but the problem just wouldn't go away. I had to put it aside as 'experience'. So, I think you are very skilled with your embellishment skills...although I really wouldn't have interpreted it as a swastika....but please bear in mind that that symbol wasn't originally associated with evil until it was tarnished from 1936-1945.

  4. I'd never have seen it if you hadn't pointed it out, but now I definitely don't see it at all. I just see a delicious little bite of sunshine that I wish were hanging in my studio!


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