Wednesday, July 31, 2013

STONE ANGELS BOOK











 

 
 
I finally finished putting together my book of the stone angels.  This started out as a wallhanging then sanity made me think of where I could put another wallhanging - hence I decided to make it into a book.  I am very pleased with it and it can be displayed on a coffee table quite nicely.
I used the crazy quilt method of piecing and embellishing the blocks but did a lot of Karen Ruane's type of embellishment that I have learned in her classes using lots of french knots, bullions and web stitches.
 
This was a fun project to do.  I now have to finish a book I started of our 50th. anniversery card collection.  I just have to do a cover and then put it together.  After that I am going to do one of Karen Valentine's lace books from her class that I signed up for.
 
I am still working on my old linens squares that I have decided is going to be a wallhanging to hang on a large wall in my Florida sunroom.  It will be roughly 60 x 60" and with the 9 foot something ceilings in there it will have lots of room.


13 comments:

Gerry Krueger said...

what a great book Freda... I too am making most projects into books as I can take them with me when we leave the farm and so to pass on when I die... Not many people want wall hangings but would keep gma's books.

Queen Bee's Musings said...

Love it, fills you with joy on such a beautiful idea!

Maggi said...

Freda this is just so gorgeous. I am a great fan of books, especially when they are as beautiful as this.

Debra Spincic said...

Just over the top splendid!

Hideko Ishida 石田英子 said...

Freda, it's a so beautiful book! I wish I would make mine in such style. Hideko

Gina E. said...

Oh wow Freda, your book is absolutely gorgeous! What a great idea; as you said, you can only have so many wall hangings. I've made a dozen, and when I think of it, I rotate them so they all have a go on the walls of our house at some time!
Your book reminds me of something I was shown recently - a member of our Guild does lots of mixed media experiments and instead of putting them away in a folder or a box somewhere, she has made a book out of calico, and sewn her 'experiments' on to the pages - fantastic! I plan to do it with my experiments one day. Just got to find the time...

Bear said...

Oh my Frieda, your book is absolutely beautiful, and unique. Had a look further down and my that wind certainly made some damage and loved all your other blocks.
Love n hugs bear xoxoxo

Debbie S. said...

Such a wonderful book. Love your angels. Thanks for sharing your art.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Beautiful work, as always! I especially liked the little lace bird 'smelling' the row of flowers. I said 'smelling' but I rather suspect he might be pecking at them!!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I'm always inspired by angels!
What a beautiful book - your CQ and embroidery is exquisite Freda - you have a very special talent.
Your grandchildren must love spending time with you and sharing your creativity!
Shane ♥

Jan Obertein said...

I have been making rag journals the past year. Your stone angel book is over the top, so beautiful.
Jan Obertein

karen said...

love your book Freda....beautiful.

Vicki Boster said...

Freda- your stone angels book is stunning- what a creative and unique way to showcase these photos:)

I'm so excited that you are sending more scarves for the project-- I swear your heart is so full of love and generosity. Thank you girlfriend-- I can't wait to photograph them!
Xoxo
Vicki