Tuesday, July 17, 2012

WOYWW 164: The quiltlet edition

As promised, I am showing the quiltlet I made for the winner of my blogoversary last week. The package is now on its way to Kathleen, so I'm waiting to hear when she receives it. If you were here last week, you remember I also promised to keep this post short.


This view provides possibly better color. You can see how large it is, since it covers my 12 inch X 16 inch guillotine cutter. I couldn't scan it because I used a real rosebud, picked from my garden and sealed using gel medium. I kept the colors as neutral as possible, using pale pink, beige, pink-beige, and white. Included with the fabric is lace, a tea bag, walnut ink dyed cheesecloth, sheet music, a pink rose sticker, angel wallpaper, and of course, the rose.

Join Julia at Stamping Ground and all us Wednesday snoops as we invade workdesks across the country and around the world. And thanks as always for leaving your number.

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60 thoughtful remarks:

Dianne said...

This is just lovely! Love the addition of the rose... It looks like it just fell in place...

Create With Joy said...

Oh my word, that's GORGEOUS! Happy blogaversary - someone is SO lucky!

Create With Joy - #2
http://www.create-with-joy.com/2012/07/wordless-wednesday-happiness.html

Bridget Larsen said...

Wow you are so generous making that for a giveaway, it looks stunning
Bridget #5

Peggy said...

wow that is beautiful!!!!!!

Shoshi said...

What a gorgeous gift. It's so unusual and the colours are so subtle! I've never heard of anyone sealing a flower with gel medium. How do you do it? Does it last a long time?

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #3

donnalouiserodgers said...

i missed the blogaversry

i love the quiltlet -

the beaded ring is the black thing located upper right of Katzelbows workspace,

I thinK i should go get some sleep

happy weds,

dx 16

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Really? If you seal a real flower with gel medium it can preserve it? What else can we use this magic formula for?! I'm still green about not winning your anniversary prize but I'm happy for Kathleen! Patsy from
HeARTworks and
papemelroti

Neesie said...

What a fabulous piece of quilting Elizabeth,
It's stunning and I'm sure Kathleen is going to be thrilled to receive it.
I love the rosebud.
Have fun with WOYWW and thanks for popping over to me ~ Neesie #13

Redanne said...

Hi Elizabeth, your quiltlet is absolutely stunning and your technique with the rose sounds fascinating. Thanks for your visit, I really need to get to bed soon! Anne x #9

Spyder said...

You are sooo clever this is fabulous! (wish I could sew!!) Thank you for my snoop!! Have a great week! HaPpY WoyWw!!!

((Lyn)) # 28

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

I LOVE your quilt!!! What a lucky girl Kathleen is!!!! Now I'm really kicking myself for missing last week.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #36ish

sandysewin said...

What a nice gift! The rose is the perfect touch.

Happy woyww,

Sandy #37

sandee said...

I never thought of Kansas as being a place I want to visit, but now I want to come visit Bluebeard! lolI need a good kitty fix! waving hi from hills of North Carolina :) ( not yet numbered )

Dianne said...

Beautifully done...lovely quiltlet, and the rose is the finishing touch!

jill said...

Fab quilt, & i'm going to try the technique with the rose . Happy blogaversary jill #52

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh its lovely - lucky Kathleen! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 58

okienurse said...

very nice! I love the different textures. The rose is an awesome addition. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #67

Helen said...

Morning Elizabeth what a lovely quilted panel. The vintage image of the angel is cute. Love the give-away idea WOYWW Hugs from Helen 18

Helen said...

What a lovely gift. love the soft tones. Kathleen is one lucky lady. Helen, 22

BJ said...

I love it and am totally green now - BJ#79

Annie said...

What a special gift.
Hugs,
A x ##76

Tuire Flemming said...

Love the vintage colors of the quiltlet! The rosebud is cute - was it fresh or dried?
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #82

inkypinkycraft said...

That is beautiful, love the soft colours! Trace x 56

RosC said...

Lovely little quilt, gently colours, rose is the perfect finishing touch.
I can't recall whether I visited you last week, but I did enjoy the photo of Handsome Bleubeard. In fact my whole family exclaimed! He is beautiful.
Smiles,
Ros. #80

Ann B said...

Beautiful quiltlet, love the colours and the image lucky Kathleen.
Ann B
#85

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Did you print the image using special transfer printer paper?? It's very effective and makes the quilt very different, I like it!

Hugs, LLJ #70 xx

Trish Latimer said...

Love the quiltlet....gorgeous! Trish #78

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Gorgeous. Love that sealed rose. I've never used flowers that way, but I do recall there once was a technique that involved smashing real flowers to give an blotch from the petal colouring on paper. Never did that either LOL! but was always intrigued by it :)

MA (1)

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your nice comment, Elizabeth - love the pun - definitely to dye for lol lol!! The inks are the best fun I've had for ages!

Do let us know how you used gel medium to seal the flower. I'm fascinated.

Shoshi #3

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous - love the muted colours and the rose is a perfect finishing touch. I've never heard of sealing a rose and would love to know how it's done too. Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #75

VonnyK said...

Your quiltlet is absolutely beautiful. Kathleen is so lucky to receive such a wonderful gift and the rose just adds a touch of elegance. Perfect.
Have a great week.
Von #44

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your reply, Elizabeth. I use Golden mediums too. Do you paint it on? It must be rather difficult to cover a rose completely... You ought to do a tutorial as I am sure people would be interested!

Shoshi

Zildara said...

That is just gorgeous! I love the rose bud, it really fits in!

Happy Wednesday!

Zildara #111

Glenda said...

Just gorgeous!
Glenda 98

Joynana said...

Love it. Just gorgeous. #30

see you there! said...

Beautiful quiltlette. I didn't know you could seal a real rose but with gel medium. I imagine you dried it first tho, right? I imagine Kathleen will be delighted with it.

Darla

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Love the neutral, subtle color in this and the pop of color from the rose. Kathleen is one lucky lady!

Bernice said...

This is lovely - I'm sure the recipient will be very pleased with it!
Bernice #25

kay said...

this is gorgeous,love the rose,didnt know you could seal them
kay #65

Terrie Purkey said...

Totally lovely - I'm sure she's going to love it! All those neutrals, but not boring by a long shot cuz you used so many fabulous bits and pieces.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous quilt-let! I love everything about it, so perfect, Victorian-esque. The real flower is the neatest touch.

Lynn Holland said...

It is simply so lovely. What a clever lady you are.
Lynn and the Doodly Birds xx

Paula said...

Beautiful!

KatzElbows said...

Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. And I'm sorry you spent so much time looking for my ring. I only mentioned it because I knew if I didn't people would ask! Anyway, it's just to the right of my watercolour box.

Hope you had weather as simply fabulous as we did.
cheers, rachel

fairy thoughts said...

great quilt and what a brilliant idea to cover a real flower I didn't know you could do that
have a reat now
janet #68

BJ said...

Thanks Elizabeth for your comment on my Patriotic ATC. Actually it is a black cab on the ATC and as I have the other half left, send me your address and I'll send you one with it on.

Kathryn said...

Gorgeous, what a lovely prize! Thanks for sharing K x

scrappyjen said...

great colours and fab work jenx 149

Jeremy and Samantha said...
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Jeremy and Samantha said...

stunning, what a lucky winner!

#55

Eliza said...

Beautiful and I like the simple colors sometimes, didn't know you could seal roses or flowers for that matter with gel medium. Thanks for sharing.

TTYS Eliza #11 again

Di said...

Really beautiful! Di xx #10

sandra de said...

A gorgeous quiltlet and I thin a very lucky Kathleen. Thank for your lovely comments on my completed box and I am pleased I actually did something with the class and the bos. I actually have a box of boxes that are too nice to throw out!!
Sandra @ 31

Healing Woman said...

Fabulous. The Rose adds a touch of magic to this already luxurious and vintage looking quilt. Lucky Kathleen!

Emma Lee said...

That is gorgeous. Lucky Kathleen.

Emma
#109

~*~Patty S said...

Beautiful piece E!

Congrats to the VERY lucky winner!
oxo

peggy aplSEEDS said...

this piece is so pretty, Elizabeth! hmm, great idea to use gel medium for the rose. and yes you kept your promise!
happy WOYWW!
thank you for sharing!
hugs,#20
peggy aplSEEDS

JoZart said...

Lucky Kathleen and a very generous gesture from you. It is so lovely.
joZarty x

Neet said...

What a lucky lady. That is absolutely gorgeous. How do you seal that rose? That has intrigued me no end.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet 71 xx

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Pretty cool quiltlet and a very lucky winner! I'm awfully late for WOYWW, but very glad I made it here!

Cheers,
Susan #126