Friday, October 16, 2015

Another Spot, Another Small Flower

It happened again. A couple of spots appeared mysteriously on a summer vest. I just don't know how this happens--well, yes, I do. I don't wear an apron and I'm not particularly careful. Fortunately, I can sew a small flower on a spot--however, the flower inevitably grows. I started with a pretty fabric acquired this summer that reminded me of the sea.










I cut into the blue fabric in a random design at the bottom, and began to do needle turn appliqué.





It went fast--a rare occurrence for me. 









And so it grew...














Yes, it's finished. 


Guess I better wear it while the weather is still beautiful. 
It's sunny and in the 70°s and 80°s. 
Autumn is a lovely time of year in Tunisia.

Linked to Nina Marie's "Off the Wall Friday."

17 comments:

Nikki said...

This turned out beautiful! I love Alabama Chanin's work but the beautiful blue you used actually inspires me to want to try some myself!

Connie Rose said...

Well that's just incredible! Have a great weekend. Hugs.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Wow! You are amazing. That is beautiful!!!

The Inside Stori said...

Beyond wonderful!!!!

Els said...

Ahhhhh Nadia, that looks so GREAT (on you ;-) ...!)
You did it again ;-)
I must say I never repeated it after that first "boro"
jacket I made ..... it is a hell of a job ! I KNOW !

arlee said...

You are a wonder, and so is that vesty tunic!!

Ms. said...

So nice to see you in your beautiful creation standing in the sunlight far away. I thought of you when the Nobel awards went to the man credited as a hero in Tunesia...I meant to save that post from NPR to send you but it got lost.

conny's quilts said...

What a beautiful sulotion to deal with a spot! Did you sew it by hand or machine.

Doris Perlhuhn said...

That looks great Nadja! (You too :-) ) It must be a lot of work, you did a great job. Doris

knitnkwilt said...

That blue is a wonderful addition to the vest. My luck would be that with all the cutting away I'd end up with the spot exposed that I'd started out to cover up!

Norma Schlager said...

Beautiful. beautiful. I still don't quite understand how you do it, but your results are always amazing.

monique's mess said...

Such a lovely finish, maybe you shouldn't wear an apron at all, that will leave you with plenty of creative projects and a very original and wearable wardrobe

JennyPennyPoppy said...

A great solution to cover up spots and beautifully done. I have not tried needle turn applique but certainly want to give it a try now.

Julierose said...

this is so beautiful--gorgeous work--we're having the last days of Summer here, too...getting chillier though each day...hugs Julierose

Mo Crow said...

love your wild sense of line and colour and it looks great on!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I certainly like your spot solution! Another garment you will receive lots of compliments on.

HollyM said...

It's very pretty and unique. I'm quite amazed at how you did it.