Thursday, February 28, 2013

It is not 10 years old....

..... but getting close!

I have been spending most of my spare time lately working on a UFO quilt - quite a large one, which I had hoped to have finished this month.  However this afternoon I needed a break from it so decided to make something completely different.

 In 2004 (yes, I even dated it down in the right hand corner) one of the members of our Craft Group taught us painting and shading using folk art paints or water colour pencils, and fabric medium, on calico.  She had traced the picture for us and we did the colouring under her direction - I chose to use the paints.  I so enjoyed doing it but wasnt too sure what to do with it.
This month I decided it was time to continue working on it.  I outline stitched the girls, then decided to make a cushion for my little girl Grandie.
 I used some pretty trim that is like little tassels, and striped piping.  (love making and using piping, and it looks so good in diagonal stripes).

8 comments:

Tracee Perry said...

I love painting on fabric! It looks like you've done a terrific job.

Marilyn said...

:o)

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

That is so adorable. Well done. How wonderful to have finished an almost 10 year old UFO.

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

It turned out adorable! The girls make such a cute cushion!

Susan said...

Its so pretty - well done Marilyn - Im sure that other one will get done - one day!

carla said...

Hi!!! I love this!!! It is so pretty!!! Wonderful for your GD to have!!!!

Laura said...

Very cute pillow!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Such a cute pillow Marilyn! I love the fabric you chose and the embellishments are adorable.