Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Did you notice...?

....that FQ Retreat is coming around!  Apologies to those not joining in!


I have signed up to a few things for retreat!  

The sample swap, some siblings together quilts and the nametag swap!

I found this picture on a google search and used it as inspiration for my partner's nametag!  I do hope I am on the right track...?


First I drew the design outline onto my background fabric in pencil  - I am low tech you know!   Then I carefully FMQed the outline in some Aurifil 28 deep purple!  Black might have been the more obvious choice or grey but I thought I'd be different.

I aired my first step on flickr and have to say there was not much love out there for Mr Grim as I nick named him!  He is an acquired taste and not really mine but I thought I had managed to represent him quite well.




Next stage was a bit of prettifying!   The original design has lots of detail on it and so I had to do a bit of simplification.  I FMQed some flowers, leaves and paisley designs but as they didn't show up too well I highlighted them with a bit of embroidery floss!   He also has some French knot 'piercings' around his eyes and mouth!




I think he can now be called Mr Not-So-Grim!  

Still not your cup of tea?  Then this nametag is probably not for you then - you can sigh with relief now - or can you Di???

23 comments:

  1. A pretty lady...a bit thin...needs a bit of fattening up!! I do love your imagination, and your design!!

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  2. I Love it from the get-go. Lovely work.

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  3. Great piece of work, but really not my thing!

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  4. Great stitching, but he would definitely give me nightmares!! I think it's safe to say he's not mine! Jxo

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  5. Definitely not my thing but I bet you are right on track for someone. And it's a brilliant design

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  6. Not my thing but lovely all the same, who likes skulls....hmmm

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  7. I know it's not for me :(

    I LOVE it though! awesome and gorgeous stitching!

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  8. Weeks and weeks of torture for those of us not attending! Love the skull, great idea

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  9. I think I know, but have been wrong before ;-)

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  10. I love this! Really need to crack on with making my badge now.....!!!!

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  11. Yes, I think I knew FQR is coming....and my friend Marg from Sunshine? Paradise is coming too! Blah!!! Now, no more talk of it (La,la,la,la,la...I can't hear you!)

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  12. I may be able to guess, and it's not me!

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  13. He reminds me a bit of Michael Jackson.

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  14. This is wonderful! I love it! Sadly, I can't come again because I'm helping my husband at a charity event like last year. I'm really hoping that next year they won't clash (or that he'll find someone else to help!) :)

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  15. What a great idea! And your stitching is just wonderful. I'd love this is if it was headed my way!

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  16. Really fantastic stitching.
    I wonder who it's for?????

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  17. I'm not going *sob* so this isn't for me but I really wish it was!! I just LOVE it!!

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  18. Well, it's certainly a brilliant work of art, but please let it not be for me!!!But I can have a guess who it is for.

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  19. Not for me either. But it is an amazing piece of work.

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