Nellie"s Needles

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

"The King"

8 1/2"x 11 1/2" - 2007

The Smoky Mountain Quilt Guild had a challenge to "make a playing card". The only card that I could even possibly think of making was the king. Elvis is the king of all suits. The members voted it to be their viewer's choice at last evenings meeting.

There were sparkles of gold already in the musical note fabric as well as in the black one used for the symbols of the suits and around Elvis's portraits in the corners. The colored sparkles are from glitter glue applied with a paint brush. The center piece was originally black and white. Elvis is colored with paint and oil stick pastels while the background is thread painted/quilted with the addition of the glitter glue. Black chenille yarn is couched around the symbols and frames, while a thick multi-colored yarn finishes the outside edge.

This will be given to my husband tomorrow ... Valentine's Day.

4 comments:

joyce said...

What a wonderful gift for any Elvis fan, or anyone else for that matter. Your couched frames are very effective. And also the glitter behind Elvis.

Vicki W said...

There's a woman in my quilt guild that would kill for this!!

teodo said...

It's a very fantastic gift. Elvis is forever. ciao ciao

Deborah said...

Love it, you're right, Elvis IS the king. Also, your African series quilts are stunning.