Thursday, June 08, 2006
Here is the beginnings of the wall hanging I mentioned yesterday. They are pinned up on the design wall while I think about arrangements etc. I have several decisions to make. Should I include the flowered hat and perhaps make a couple more? Should it be a bit narrower? How many hat should I make?
The second photo has a few of the possible decorations that I will add to the hats. I might also do some shadows on the hats with free motion sewing, which will be a first for me. So far I've only done stippling and letters. I also thought I might sew in names of famous older women for the quilting or possible quotes of some sort. I have other possible trimmings too.
The hats will be fused on. The fusing is already on the back and they just need to be ironed on when the placement is decided. Then I will decorate them with edgings, buttons, feathers, beads or whatever strikes my fancy. I have a collection of that kind of stuff from thrift stores. At last a use for all that "junk". It probably needs a few of Tonya's starbursts too. I have been finding out that the sky's the limit when it comes to older women!