Thursday, July 23, 2009

QC Vest with Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Thought I might show you some of my vests that I made back in the 90's. I walked into a fabric store and there was a lady there that was doing silk ribbon embroidery and I fell in love with it. I took a lesson and started buying books and then I found Judith Baker Montano and she put Crazy Quilting with her silk ribbon embroidery and I loved it. So I had to try my hand at it. The first vest I'm showing you is one I made for my aunt. She is 93 now. She lived with me for about three years. She loved bright colors. The second one is the one I made for myself. My favorite color is purple and you can tell by this vest. It has a lot of pins on it that I collected and some were given to me by friends. Some of the buttons were my Grannies, they are very special. The larged framed embroidery was done for a Christmas present for my Mother. She loved it. The three that are hanging together I made to put in my room. And the last one I just did it for fun. I made lots of thing during those years and gave away. I made a vest for my best friend and did ribbon embroidery on a denim vest for her. It had roses on the front and back. I think she probably has more of my work than anyone else. She loved my work. I may start doing some more of this since I'm not painting much any more. I know I have one project I'm going to do with CQ and embroidery and sewing machine drawers. Hope you enjoy!

Hope everyone has a restful night and wonderful tomorrow.


Rebecca said...

Be still my heart! How is it that I've never found you BEFORE NOW? OMGOSH....

Beautiful work my friend. Just beautiful!


Rebecca said...

OMG...I remember now! Why are your POSTS not coming up on my favorites then? I'm gonna go check this out! I've missed out on soooo much...I can feel it! ARGH!


Charlene said...

Pretty Pretty Pretty! But, of course I have seen them inperson & they are indeed wonderful! So glad Kent liked your ring. I knew when I saw it that it said "PAT". Glad you loved it as much as I thought you would. And it does look great on your hand.

Candy said...

Crazy about that handiwork. I haven't done any ribbon embroidery...yet. Picked up a book the other day, just need to sit and do.

Good luck thriftiness, Candy

wendy said...

BEAUTIFUL WORK!! I really like the crazy quilt vest and all the embroidery on them.
Awesome work.

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Pat. Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing your photos. Hope you have a great Friday and weekend! Sharon

Collected Treasures said...

Absolutely gorgeous, but I have seen it in person and know how GOOD you are. So WHEN is the class, dear lady? xo jana

Candy said...

You bet it would be dreamy to find a beauty like thrift store prices!
I added about Bellamere Cottage pink giveaway, so if you haven't heard come back and check it out.

Happy PINK Saturday, Candy

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

It looks like you put a lot of work into that vest along with the ones in the frames. My favorite is the mirror frame with the black background and the pretty pink flowers in the center. Wonderful job!

Enjoy you day to the fullest-

Bellamere Cottage said...

Oh my gosh....what lovely works of ART! I can't even imagine how much time is involved in making all of these lovelies.



Beautiful textile art Pat! Thanks for sharing the pictures. I hope you have had a wonderful weekend.


Jamie said...

Oh look how wonderful and beautiful these are!! I love the three small frames together. So Victorian and speial. hanks for sharing Sweetie! Love, Jamie

Maggie R said...

Your work is beautiful.... As a beginner I am wondering if i can ever reach such a point.....sigh.....
Meanwhile I am going to just sit and soak up all you do for inspiration.. Many thanks

Patti's Artful Design said...

Oh Pat, your artistry with textiles is amazing! Absolutely beautiful!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Pat ~ I was just at Charlene's blog where she posted about your birthday ~ Happy happy birthday !! It sounds like you had a wonderful time ~

Lynn said...

That ribbon embroidery is beautiful!
It must take a loooong time!
But worth it, I can tell!

Lynns Lovelies said...

Hi Pat,
Oh your work is gorgeous!!I havent't tried the ribbon embroidery, but it is tempting:)
LOVE all the tiny details!
I popped over from my friend Sharon's (shardonexclusives) blog!
Have a fabulous Friday!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

HI Pat ~
I have not started on my stool yet ~ When are we meeting for the first time ?