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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!

4 comments:

Finn said...

Hey Joyce, welcome to that great elevated skyline!!

Love the beginnings of your new wallhanging!! Can hardly wait to see what you use for embellishments! Great idea

Ann said...

This is adorable. I like the embellishments on the hats!

Tonya R said...

I so love the color combination of red and purple. This has got kick.

I figure, this is one of those times when you should go over the top. You're gonna embellish and go crazy, so you might as well go for it. More hats. More is better. Have fun.

ForestJane said...

i like the mix of fabric in the hats - red hat wearers are supposed to be individualists who don't care what others think, so the more variety the better!

And the flowers would give you a different direction to take embellishing them, maybe beading around the petals, a button all glittery for the center, etc.