Friday, 6 July 2012

Unveiling Exodus 3:16

"Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt"

 Nearly finished. This is the top layer, but it only becomes a quilt when it has 3 layers. I wanted to have the 'burning bush' idea in there as well, so I started practising 'flame' patterns.

 Decided to go for the orange/yellow thread.

I found it very scary. The top layer looked good so far. Won't I ruin it by sewing all over it?

Well, this is it! The 'bricks' on the left hand are made from teabags. I drew the images on them. One says the word elders in hieroglyphics, others have Pharaoh's, slaves, evil eye, snakes on it. Top right is the land flowing with milk and honey, Hebrew words, the 12 tribes as in 12 stones. The verse is written on papyrus.

You can't see it very well, but I did some interesting binding: Twisted some gold thread and zigzagged it straight on the edge.

 Detail Egypt

 Stitching at the back

Detail Canaan


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    1. Hi Susie, nice to hear from you! Thanks for your interest, hope you keep enjoying it :) All the best with your endeavours too, love ida