Nellie"s Needles

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Center of Prairie Flowers DONE

The five panels down the center of the Prairie Flower installation piece are completely quilted with finished edges. The last steps for them will be to lightly quilt a plain piece of canvas to within a 1/2" of the edges and then to upholster them with staples to the mounting boards. Also, a bit of highlighting with oil stick pastels may be in order to pop a few things forward ... such as the main stems of those flowers growing from one panel into the next.

I got a bit more bold with Elvis. He appears at what will be my eye level in the very center of this piece. I wonder how often he'll be spotted when he's installed in the lobby of the hospital.
Next, the three panels between the finished top and bottom ones of the vertical row to left of this set will be worked on from now through the Labor Day weekend.

15 comments:

Heather said...

You are well on the way with this quilt now, Nellie. I don't think I would ever tire of looking at it. I'm sure it will give a great deal of pleasure to so many people.

Merry said...

Stunning

SuSaw said...

Absolutely beautiful Nellie.

Karen said...

WooHoo!! It must feel great to see this much finished! Looking GOOD!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm sitting here trying to think of a proper 'word' to go along with this piece, and I can't think of anything other than 'spectacular'!

Vicki W said...

It's going to be spectacular!

Elaine Adair said...

Oh Nellie, your work is just stunning! I could look at it for hours.

Beena said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Joyce said...

It's simply amazing. I would so like to see it in person.

Judith said...

wow Nellie, you are so clever. your work is just lovely.

Shasta said...

It is gorgeous! And the Elvis idea, inspired!

CarmiƱa said...

Hello,
You make beautiful quilts. It's a pleasure to see them.
Thanks for share

arlee said...

Nellie, this piece is a tour de force, absolutely outstanding--i can't wait to see a photo in situ when it's done!

Judy Hartman said...

This is amazing and so are you!
Gorgeous work!

Ali Honey said...

I think this is looking very, very wonderful. I am sure folk will spend ages just looking at all the different layers and parts. It's lovely.