I've finished two, count 'em, two quilt tops as a test quilter for Sherri Lynn's book. (There's still time to join in if you are interested.) But I am pledged to secrecy so unfortunately can't show them to you yet. Keeping mum is the hardest part of the process!
I also have a small embroidery piece in development for the annual Valentine's Day erotica show at the local art gallery. It's a hot little number so I am not sure how much I will share of it, but I'm pretty sure my readers aren't that prone to blushing.
|The discolouration looks worse here since you can see the whole edge. Once she's back in the frame it will barely show.|
I will now mount the stitching on an acid-free mat board, using thread lacing to hold the cloth in place. Mary Corbett has a good tutorial of the whole process.
During the cleaning process I discovered, under a hardened layer of glue, that the piece is Sunset Designs#2615, from 1979. Don't know if that is when Erin Lindsey actually made it, but I see that unopened vintage kits of that pattern are going for over $60 on Ebay. Crazy! It's shocking to think that an unworked kit would be worth ten times more than a well-executed finished piece on the re-sale market, even though I suppose nothing should surprise me anymore...
I'll post some pictures of the piece once she's back in her frame