Friday, December 28, 2012
Status Update on Hibiscus Quilt
I used black, gray, white and off-white beads for the styles on the black and white Hibiscus and for the Yellow Hibiscus I used dark yellow, light yellow and white glass beads.
The photo on the right shows the finished beaded styles. Now that I am finished with the styles I can move on to the petals
For the petals of my Hibiscus, which I am working on today, I filled a small container with Elmer's Glue and water and shook it well. I will paint each petal with the solution and as I 'm painting the petals I will drape them over something to help them hold their shape while they dry. Once I 'm finished painting the petals I will post the results.
I like to get photos of what I am working on and set them up in front of me while I'm working.
It helps me get a better idea of how the plant or flower looks so they look closer to the real thing.
The batting I used for the styles stayed in place and didn't shift while I was beading the ends and stayed firm. When I stuffed these styles I used a wooden skewer. I sanded the end of the skewer so it wouldn't poke a hole in my fabric while I was stuffing them.
Posted by Barbara Williamson at 12:03 PM