Wednesday, May 22, 2019

New Finishes!

Hello Friends!

This morning I'm sad to say I dropped off a package at the post office with these four pieces in it. I loved finishing every single one of them and I feel honored that Andrea trusted me with her beautifully stitched pieces. 

The first piece is "Stitching Bird" by Heart in Hand. I used a green and tan homespun fabric to pull out the green in the stitched piece and then edged all sides with twine before adding a burlap and cream ribbon. For the center, I used a scissor button I had in my stash.

This second piece is "Liberty" by Birds of a Feather. I mounted the stitched piece on some faux lightly-faded denim to pick up the color in the soldiers' uniforms, and then mounted both to the front of this old rustic wood pallet sign.

I added a faded blue ribbon with stars to the top and then added three cover buttons on the bottom made of some red and tan gingham homespun fabric.

The third piece is "Cock-a-Doodle-Doo" by Barbara Ana Designs and I bought the pattern within 10 minutes of seeing it stitched up. Andrea stitched it on this pale blue/gray fabric that really made the colors in the pattern pop. It's actually stunning in person.

Because of the bluish gray tint of the linen, I FFOed this on a wood easel I had that has those colors in the wood. I matted the stitched piece with some brown and tan speckled fabric and mounted both to the front of the easel. I used twine around the edges and added another burlap and cream bow with a raspberry-colored cover button for the center.

Last but not least is this "Stars and Stripes Forever" piece by Bent Creek. The fibers of the stitching up against the tea-dyed fabric is perfection!

It's a very large piece (over 20" stitched) so I was limited with FFO options, so I went with a basic mounted ornament made of red and tan homespun fabric. I edged the sides with gold mini trim to pull out the gold in the stitching and then added two small bows with cover button centers to each side. It actually pained me to send this one back.

Thanks for stopping by!


Robin in Virginia said...

Hmmm, I am guessing they are all heading back to Andrea's house. Bummer! Each one is fabulously finished. You were spot on with the finishing and trims for each one. Well done!

Andrea said...

Beyond excited to get these back from you Alissa!! Your finishing is just what I had pictured for these pieces!!! Thanks so much!!

RomiLee said...

I stitched Liberty for myself but never dreamed of framing it in such a creative and fun way! Wow! Fabulous!

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