Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Machine Embroidery for Dummies

Machine embroidery: lotus blossoms
Mandala quilt: lotus blossom
I needed some gap fillers to distract from the blueness of the quilt but after the debacle of the knotty endless knots I knew I didn't have the patience to hand embroider any more. So I used the tracing paper technique to machine embroider these lotus blossoms which like everything else have a symbolic meaning, representing 'purity and enlightenment'.

Mandala Quilt at last!
As you can imagine, by now I was eager to get finished as I feel I have been looking at primary colours for too long, and dare I say am itching to play with pastels...so here it is in full technicolour splendour: de dah de dah: The Medicine Mandala Quilt (and who knows but it may have healing properties....)

Mandala Quilt under the apple tree


The Missive Maven said...

Oh my gravy. That has to be one of the most gorgeous quilts I have ever seen. WOW!

Thimble said...

Thanks the mouse thought so too