Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Audition


For my final day of playing in Art Every Day Month or AEDM, I am auditioning embellishments I want to use on a quiltlet I'm planning to make.

I purchased this fabric specifically to make a quiltlet for a dear friend.   I know she reads my blog, so it won't be a big surprise when she gets it.  If you want to guess, she always, ALWAYS visits and leaves a kind remark, lives in Düsseldorf in Germany, and LOVES birds.

I can't decide if I want to add the wing to the bird, and if I want to color the leather birds red.   Will I use vintage rick rack, lacy seam binding,

or possibly even burlap (what Europeans the rest of the world call Hessian)?  Only time will tell.

And like I have done for the past few years, here is a wrap-up of the art I created for AEDM.


This is Day 30 of AEDM and I auditioned embellishments to accompany a quiltlet I will create for my dear friend.  I also created a wrap-up mosaic.  I greatly appreciate your sticking with me through this month, and putting up with my inability to properly leave comments due to my keyboard melt-down.  Since I threatened to buy a new keyboard, it has miraculously behaved at least half the time.  So, I sincerely thank you for that AND your wonderful visits.   Now it's time to turn the page to December.

20 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

what a very productive month you have had! Pretty fabric for your quiltlet.

Cindy McMath said...

You can’t go wrong with turquoise and red! :)

Valerie-Jael said...

I'm still trying to guess which lucky person is going to get that gorgeous piece - there are 800,000 people living in Düsseldorf, so it's hard to narrow it down.... Well done on getting something done every day this month, that's great. Hugs, Valerie-with-a-runny-nose

Sami said...

Pretty collage of all your month's wonderful work.
Best of luck with your choices of embellishments, I'm sure whatever you choose will look great and your friend will appreciate it.

Let's Art Journal said...

Lovely fabric for the quiltlet and I'm sure your dear friend will love it, whoever that may be ...lol 😉. I'm thinking without the wings, although they may look pretty if the wings were in a contrasting colour? You certainly had a busy month with all that beautiful art you created and it looks like you'll be having a creative December too - can't wait to see your makes 😁. Happy Thursday! J 😊

My name is Erika. said...

It will be nice to see what you decide Elizabeth. I am sure your friend will love it.:) Love the background fabric. Happy Thursday.and the last day of November. Hugs-Erika

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I am sure your friend will love it when she gets it - great to see your conciderations for the project.
I can tell you that in Austria we have at least 5 words for burlap.
And since I read and join and follow many more of the english speaking crafters than german speaking bloggers and they all use the term "burlap" for this kind of woven fabric ( never heard Hessian yet, I swear) I often have to think about the right german term, when I think about "burlap"in german thoughts. I did it yesterday as my hubby brought home a "burlap" bag filled with clementines for Santa Claus [Saint Nicholas] this day is celebrated here on Dec.6th)
I think the official term for when you buy "burlap" is "Jute" in Germany and Austria.
Happy day Elizabeth!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Forgot to mention that I love to see your AEDM collage!

CJ Kennedy said...

You had a wonderfully productive month. Love the bird quiltlet. Will be interesting to see what materials you decide to use.

Sandra Cox said...

Oh, Elizabeth dear, that is truly special. She's going to love it!
That made me smile.

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love your little quiltlet- your friend Dusseldorf will love it I'm sure! Best of all here is seeing the collective results of AED month! All so well, done despite that naughty keyboard!Looking forward to visiting here tomorrow! Hugs,Chrisxx

NatureFootstep said...

You have made a gret job my friend and it ahs been great to see you almost every day this month. Can´t help you with the quiltlet as I can´t see the pieces myself. But I am sure you will make it great. :)

See you around :)

Jeanie said...

I think I know who she is and I think she will adore it! glorious fabric!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

if bleu and squiggles dont rat me out to the tabbies...☺☺ this fabric is really really neat; and I like the wing on the bird, gives it the "dimensional" look ....what a great gift for your friend ♥♥

RO said...

I know your friend in Germany will display such a lovely gift proudly. Kudos to you for not only being able to complete lots of worthy tasks every day, but to remember them all is even better, Elizabeth! (lol) HUGE Hugs...RO

Divers and Sundry said...

I wore many a dress trimmed in rick rack when I was a child. And I remember many a craft using burlap. Lotsa fond memories for me here. Your bird quiltlet will be a treasure!

Meggymay said...

I'm sure that your friend in Germany will be thrilled to receive the gift however you decide to embellish it.Go with the flow Elizabeth it will be cherished.
I loved seeing all your AEDM pieces in the mosaic, its been a busy month for you.
Yvonne xx

Kate said...

So many wonderful projects in your collage. I am not sure what a quiltlet is, so I am off to look it up. So sweet of you to make something specifically for your friend using her favorite things! I am sure it will be beautiful no matter what you use.
Kate

light-of-summer said...

Just a quick note to thank you for dropping my my blog and commenting, a couple days ago--I really appreciate it!

I wrote you some replies, there, but since you were commenting anonymously, I figured you wouldn't get notified, so I'm leaving this here.

I send you best wishes for all your projects, and for a happy holiday season and a good new year and a reliable keyboard!

Incipient Wings said...

wow, you have been busy!
what a wonderful array of incredible artwork:)
that quiltlet is adorable..your friend is a lucky lady!