and free-motion quilted by machine. I hand stamped and painted the Japanese
symbols for "Thanks", "Prosperity", "Happiness", and "Love" on cotton lame. Embellishments
of hand beading, cording, and a gold dragonfly charm were added. There
is no traditional binding edge on this piece. I used the "pillowcase" method,
by stitching around the edges, leaving a small opening for turning, and
then turning the piece inside out and stitching the opening closed by hand. I
stitched by hand a small black cording all around the edge.
used were raw silk, cotton lame, and other commercial cottons.
Rayon, metallic, cotton and monofilament, nylon threads were
used for the machine piecing and free-motion quilting. Glass beads
and a gold dragonfly charm were stitched by hand. White and
black cording were used for the border edging and the hanger, with
metal beads attached on the hanging embellishments. Polyester
batting was used.