… the ‘when will this ever be finished’ wall hanging for City & Guilds Patchwork & Quilting is now finished!

This was my first experiment using felt as the batting so it became an integral part of the design. The assessment was to make a piece using appliqu̩ techniques. It has three layers Рpainted silk organza, handmade felt, and painted silk pongee. The shadow appliqu̩ shapes are hand dyed cotton and hand painted silk, and the machine and hand quilting are in cotton.

I cut back the top layer of some of the shadow appliqué and machine quilted areas after quilting them. I finished the edges with buttonhole stitch and then needlefelted them to break down the stitches into the felt. The support is a piece of driftwood I found on the beach, and the work is 53cm x 78cm (or 76cm x 78cm if you include the wood).

applique hanging

applique detail

applique detail

applique detail

applique detail

well, it’s done…

28 thoughts on “well, it’s done…

  • March 4, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Love this! The texture and the colours are gorgeous!

  • March 4, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    beautiful technique and result.

  • March 4, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks for the details photo’s it’s given me the courage to cut back some work I’ve quilted!

  • March 4, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    I am speechless. It is very beautiful.

  • March 4, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Hi Fiona
    What a stunning wall hanging, it’s truely beautiful, and your seed stitching is amazing.
    Many thanks for dropping by my blog, and yes the Mac is just about recovered now than goodness!!

  • March 4, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Wow that is stunning. Well done on completing it.

  • March 4, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    very lovely. I like the green one. well done for finishing it, it’s a lovely feeling isn’t it?

  • March 5, 2008 at 7:40 am

    What absolutely stunning work!!!!!
    Well done you! It feels so great to finish a project doesn’t it?
    I’m into felt this week too. I just finished some cozy slippers and posted them on my blog last night. I’m going to try my first tutorial next week on how to make them, wish me luck!!
    : )

  • March 5, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Hi Fiona just want to say how beautiful this is ~ Judy

  • March 5, 2008 at 10:45 am

    What a lovely piece of work. Excellent range of techniques, beautifully executed. Lovely colour combinations. Nice work Fiona!

  • March 5, 2008 at 11:45 am

    It looks a very professional piece of work, I don’t know how you juggle all these things! Please could I have a bit of your energy!

  • March 5, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    This is absolutely stunning!I really love the reverse applique .The colours are gorgeous and look wonderful together.

  • March 5, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Fantastic! Really really lovely.

  • March 5, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Glad you finished 🙂 and with this stunning result. great how you embedded the buttonhole stitch into the felt.

    neki desu

  • March 5, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    This is beautiful – and luxurious!

  • March 5, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    What a wonderful wallhanging! I love the colours, the seeded stitches especially and the flow across the three pieces. Beautiful! It looks great hanging from the driftwood too!

  • March 23, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    this is beautiful! i haven’t visited in a while and am catching up a bit with what you’ve been doing.

  • March 25, 2008 at 12:56 am

    Really really gorgeous work

  • April 1, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Congratulation on a brilliant piece of work.

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  • August 19, 2008 at 1:32 am

    very lovely work. I like the way you’ve presented it too.

  • October 6, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    I am trying to be original and find some other word than stunning as like so many other visitors this was my reaction. Wow! It is stunning. It is beautiful. I love the way the leaves go across the three pieces. Fantastic work.

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