Monday, April 24, 2017

Pyxis Nautica Completed

The silk vintage compass is totally finished. I've named it Pyxis Nautica which means "the nautical box". It has little blue crystals in the flower heads along the curved inner sashing. It's quilted using minimal marking for the curved mirrored spins in the cream background, chalking for the piano key outer border, and ruler work. Nothing complicated, just stretch to fill for the feathering. A little trick I use after quilting the first row is I take a photo that I can look at when I get to the last row, so I quilt them the same. It's been blocked and now rolled on a long fabric covered tube until it will be shown at a show.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgous! Love the addition of the little flower in curvy piano border. Kool.