Monday, July 23, 2012

Coral Bells


Those who must endure blistering summer temperatures will understand when I mention that I have spent time glued to the AC lately. However, having a blog motivates me to finish, and so, I present Coral Bells in My Garden (31"x 28"/ 79cm x 71cm) with thoughts of winter in mind [See here for pictures of the real plant--a "mother -of-millions" succulent--and the beginning of this piece back in January].
While traveling in the States in April and May, I carried this piece with me and completed the hand stitching (running stitch and French knots).
This piece began as a sketch on fabric and escalated from there. It is hand embroidered and machine embroidered, appliquéd, and quilted.

                  And for all who are celebrating the fasting month of Ramadan, 
                                      I wish you “Romdhan Mabrouk.”

22 comments:

Roxanne said...

Oh I love your coral bells! Awesome!

Sujata Shah said...

Beautiful piece! I love your hand stitching.

Diane Wright said...

Love it! Love it! Love it!

Carol said...

The piece is beautiful. Isn't nature so inspiring.

CREATIVE MIND said...

So beautiful my friend :) Love it

rtquilter said...

Beautiful. nadia! It looks different than my Coral Bells. Mine is Heuchera. What is yours ( botanically?)

Carole said...

Oh my gosh Nadia this is beautiful. All those lovely stiches and french knots! Thank goodness for AC!

O'Quilts said...

Thumbs up!

Patty Ashworth said...

It really turned out beautiful! I love it! Wish I could see it up close to Ooooo and Aaaaah!

fiberchick said...

This is beautiful...I love the colors of the flowers against those of the background and your hand stitching is superb!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Love your natural way of doing things! Thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

WOW! This is beautiful!! So much detail, and such great use of color! Amazing!

Merilyn said...

What a wonderful textured piece! It's gorgeous and rich, beautiful stitching......

Nancy said...

This turned out very nice!

norma said...

Great piece! I'm a sucker for anything with French knots. My Mother of Millions never get big enough to have those gorgeous flowers.

The Artful Diva said...

I love your handwork - the embroidery is fab!

quilteuseforever said...

J'ai relu ton article sur les débuts de tes Coral Bells, tu as sacrément bien achevé cet ouvrage! Les broderies à la machine me plaisaient mais je n'imaginais pas tout ce quilting main qui les magnifient! Vois-tu ce quilt comme une fenêtre ouverte sur le jardin ?
Pour info, en France, de nombreux concours sont lancés, cela t'intéresserait peut-être d'y participer, ici une liste : http://patch31.over-blog.com/article-preparez-vous-a-participer-a-un-concours-108442363.html

Avec la chaleur, le Ramadan doit être bien difficile à suivre...

Heather said...

Thankyou for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment for me. Your Coral Bells piece is beautiful. I would like to try fabric collage with stitched sketches but must first improve my drawing skills. I also love the Zentangle tiles piece - en masse they are stunning.

Linda Stokes said...

Beautiful piece of stitching - love the coral bells & the background -just lovely.
Enjoyed seeing the pics of your garden & home too - I really don't know much about Tunisia - sad story of the animal parliament - cute pics though.

Mary said...

Such beautiful stitches! You are very patient! The quilt is beautiful, congratulations!

Eija Kause said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Greetings from Finland

Radka said...

I love it :-)