"Heirloom Bouquet," 30" x 13.5", made by Pam Geisel, Oct. 2014
"Heirloom Bouquet" was machine pieced and quilted and then hand embellished. The quilt has a knife-edge finish.
It was the hand-painted vintage crochet piece that was the inspiration for this piece. All of the other fabrics, yarn, and beads were selected based on how well they complemented it. It is hand-sewn to the pieced background and then was hand beaded with gold beads in the center of the flowers.
A piece of red-orange variegated yarn was then hand attached around the piece to help set it off from the background.
The fabric with the white spots on it is covered with tulle which was added when the background was pieced. The red-orange variegated yarn was couched down by machine.
This piece of rainbow-colored upholstery fabric is darker on the left side. I hand-beaded corresponding beads where the darker part meets the lighter part.