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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

the stamped silk quilty and little journal--What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #246

Hiya, WOYWWers!  Did you have a Happy Valentine's Day?
Well I can finally show you--the silk mini quilt I showed a piece of a few weeks ago?
You can see the whole thing HERE, along with a short history of collectable
"silks" from the early 1900s.  Of course you can always just look at the pics and
skip the history!  Those of you who are actually good at quilting will be appalled
at it, but I thoroughly enjoyed making this little embellished quilty. 

And here is the finished hand stitched journal:
You can see more pics HERE
It's the one I was tearing that paper for--the suede cover is from a repurposed
1980s mini skirt.

By the way, it's sunny and can-you-believe-it-warm here today.  I hope to see you
soon, and be sure to tell the wonderful Julia thank you for the party!  



PS--I started sorting out the art room today, so next week, there may be a pic of
the real desk, not the tray table in the living room!

44 comments:

Sandy Leigh said...

Your stitched silks are absolutely precious! What beauty - love it. I am really loving the stitched journals and yours is so elegant. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #13

DeDe Haysom said...

That is beautiful, never had the patience and yes I'm a little envious... Hope you have a great week and happy crafting.
DeDe #19

Regina Hamilton said...

I spent Valentine's Day cleaning my house and refrigerator after the powers was out for almost 2 days. Love seeing the silk. #1

Roberta B said...

Wow .. that is really pretty! My Valentines was great.. my hubby has been gone at work for 2 weeks in SC.. we live in Ohio.. anyway he came home that night. And yea he is back there today and said its like 70 there.. 33 here.. grrr lol Thanks for the peek. #22 ~ 23

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

LOVE that quilt. You are a far better seamstress than I will ever be. I don't quilt, I make art (grin).

I spent my day enjoying the beauty of warmth for the first time in nearly a month. Snow may be melted away by tomorrow, just in time for more bad weather. Happy WOYWW from # 3.

Jackie said...

It's was my MIL 88th birthday so we had a little party for her!
I love that you used an old mini shirt for the journal!
Jackie 15

Jackie said...

It's was my MIL 88th birthday so we had a little party for her!
I love that you used an old mini shirt for the journal!
Jackie 15

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful projects Trisha, I love the very pretty quilted pillow and the repurposed suede journal, your arty style is fabulous. Xx

sandra de said...

Great project and lovely to hear the 1980's mini made a come back.
Sandra @25

jill said...

Such a lovely piece of work. Happy woyww Jill #39

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Both project are lovely - the silks are truly beautiful and what better use for an old mini-skirt? Perfect!

An early Happy WOYWW!

Mary Anne (20)

Uniflame said...

Great projects :) You must be looking forward of moving back to a real desk :D Uniflame 58

Julie Ann Lee said...

Hi Trisha! I'm back visiting after absence! I just nipped over to see your mini quilts piece and it's so beautiful and interesting! I love your little stitched journal too! Life has been hectic for me, but I hope to visit more regularly in the future. I have missed everyone so much. Julie Ann xxx#52

Karen Busby said...

That quilt is so beautiful. So intricate I love it. You are very clever :) Happy WOYWW.
Love Karen #47 xxx

Maisie Moonshine said...

Beautiful quilt Trisha, love those soft romantic colours. MMx #57

Robyn Oliver said...

Very pretty quilt Trisha and super idea to recycle the suede skirt. Have a great week RobynO#51

Dianne said...

Hello sweety, I'm not playing today, only been making things I can't show LOL..I went over and left some love in both place,your book is fantastic and your quilt is gorgeous and a wonderful story, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day..((( BIG HUGS )))..

House of Bears said...

What a gorgeous journal. We love it

The bears @#73

StampinCarol said...

I looked back at your quilt - stunning! And your journal is beautiful, too! Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting!
Carol N #18

Krisha said...

Hey Trisha!
Thanks for the earlier visit.

Love your little quilty, perfect little sampler of old fabrics.

Your journal is awesome, of course. (grin)

Your comment on my age is funny. I'm only old on the outside, on the inside I float at about 21, (just so I remember I am of legal drinking age) Here lays the confusion. Yes? LOL

Have a great creative week!
Krisha #9

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The mini quilt is fabulous with all its intricate beading and flowers. It is very, very lovely. The journal is pretty nifty too. I love that overly large button. I had to giggle that it is from a repurposed suede skirt. That's a good use for it. Judy 93

Robyn said...

sunny and warm here too! YEY!
lovely quilt.
Thanks for stopping by and the snoop around your place.
Robyn 6

Nelle said...

Stunning, delicate, a treasure to keep forever. I wish I could sew like that.
Just stunning....
Nelle 71 xx

Karen Ives said...

Love all the delicate shabby chicness. Karen #101

Helen said...

oh glorious work! I am in envy of anyone who can do more than sew on a button... thanks for the visit. Helen 10

Monica said...

I think you quilting perfect. Love the book cover and how you recycled a skirt.
Monica 24

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Glenda Brooks said...

A silk quilt is an amazing thing. No way would I even begin a project like that...I'll just make flowers!
Glenda #72

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Lorraine said...

superb

Princess Judy Palmer said...

It's "only" $2250 without all the fabulous compartments in the drawers.

You know, mad money.

But you can't get one. I'd have rolltop desk envy. Bad. I might have it anyway.

Deb said...

Wow, both amazing projects, so love your pretty silk quilt!
have a great week, happy WOYWW,
Deb xx #11

sandysewin said...

What a sweet little mini quilt, and the history was very interesting.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #4

Sue from Oregon said...

oh so many awesome embellies on your quilty! Lovely! Happy WOYWW! Sue K

Nan G said...

Gorgeous mini quilty! Fab job with it. And the book...OMG! A suede mini skirt, really?! Love it. I'll be popping by in March to see what you all get up to in the altered book arena. Since I'm not making/selling cards might as well try something new, right! Hugs

Nan G said...

Oops Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #86

Eliza said...

Hey I think your project is perfect and the sewing no faults, but I can't sew to save my life. Such a beautiful creation, I would be very proud. Can't wait to see the craft room next week. Sorry I am getting around so late this week we got flooded out at work and no internet, so frustrating.

Belated WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 81

Daniella said...

Both projects are awesome!! That quilt is amazing!!
It would be fun to see your actual desk! LOL!!
xxDaniella#7

Julia Dunnit said...

Seems you're wrong. Not a single person is appalled; the quilty is just beautiful. I can just imagine how soft and tactile it is..you must be really pleased.

trisha too said...

Oh, I'm pretty sure they were appalled, Julia--but fortunately, they're also very kind!!!

:)

glitterandglue said...

Lovely work here - sorry to be so late in replying!! Life...you know???
Have a good week.
Margaret #17

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

The silk quilt is just amazing and as an avid journaler … I love the journal!

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo so pretty! Kim

butterfly said...

The repurposed pink suede journal is just lovely. Off to have a look at the quilty!
Alison x