Lucky for me that Sandie had a photo of my quilties...
From the left:
"Boys will be boys" - this came from seeing the results of a wild night out - red wine, lipstick, unexplained tears and holes in the shirt - I obviously know some wild boys! The front of this quiltie is an old business shirt and the back came from a suit. The quiltie was raw-edge finished with lots of loose threads and general chaos.
"The Weed" - I had just come indoors from a day in my vegie patch, weeding - so weeds were definately on my mind. I remembered that someone once told me that any plant can be deemed a weed if it grows unexpectedly, even the most beautiful of flowers - so after sewing lots of flower shaped buttons and seed beads onto a 'crazy patch' green background, and filling in with straight stitching and rice stitch, I fashioned the big pink rosey shape from some ribbon (The weed). This quiltie was zigzagged around the edge to finish.
"Snookered" - the noughts and crosses game became the focus here. The background was hand pieced to create the 'board'. A rusty washer, a found button and some bugle beads became the game pieces. In this game, it's 'noughts' turn to play - but no matter where they place their piece, they can't win - they're effectively snookered. I printed the definition of 'snooker' onto some tape and ironed it on the bottom left.
So that was my little bit of artistry..........and yesterday I received some artistry from other swappees:
The one on the left is from Sandy Rowe - she didn't give me details of a blog or an email address - but the 'Pink Ribbon' is definately dear to my heart, so thank you Sandy - the quilting on this little sweetie is beautifully done.
The one in the middle is by Marilou - the fun fabric is by Mary Englebreit and Marilou has added some special buttons which relate to the theme of "Well ain't you somethin'?" She also added a crocheted border in red (my fave colour) - thank you Marilou, love it.
The one on the right is 'Flower Fairy' and was made by The Queen of Dreamsz. This one incorporates a gorgeous ribbon flower with crocheted sparkly wings and lots of buttons - just spectacular.
All in all a very interesting exercise - and gives me plenty of material for my Diploma of Textiles starting next year. Thanks Sandie for organising the swap - I had a lot of fun.