If ever there was such a thing as 'Stitching Bling'...I have it in this Bejeweled Miniature Sewing Machine Jewelry Box.
A very special and Favorite Thing...a gift from a very special and favorite person...my Sister.
If ever there was a such a thing as Fabric Jewels...I have them, too.
They are called Batiks and Marbles and when pieced together they truly sparkle and shine like Jewels.
I just finished this BeJeweled Table Runner.
It was an Improv Curve Project in an Internet Class I'm taking with Rachel at Stitched in Color.
Improv means you Rotary Cut Freehand (without rulers) and stitch the curved pieces without pinning.
Kind of like 'Flying by the Seat of Your Pants'...I do that alot...so this was right up my Improv Alley.
I ImprovCut a basket full of strips then pieced them in pairs...then in fours and so on until I had four strips long enough for a Table Runner. The real ImprovCuts came when Rachel said to overlap the strips and Freehand Cut two strips following the gentle curve made by piecing angled strips together. Yikes...it was kinda scary even for an 'Experienced Pants Flyer'. I loved it...can't wait to slice up some more strips to add to the leftovers and start again. I see an Improv Curve Bed Quilt in my future.
I'm really lovin' this Jewel encrusted table runner.
I'm thinking I need to have it insured.
Afterall, there are at least a dozen Saphires, twenty Aquamarine, ten or so Amethyst,
two dozen Rubies, lots of Citrine and I don't know how many Emeralds.
All....my Favorite Gem Stones.
Oh, and the backing and binding....rich as can be...don't you agree?