This was stitched in 2013. It is a hand-painted canvas from Amanda Lawford. I stitched it in silk threads, mostly Vineyard Silks with basketweave. The purple flowers I worked in Au Ver a Soie with silk shading. The gold is a Kreinik Vintage Braid.
I picked up the backing fabric at Tina's in Madison Park. It's a fun shop to visit with lots of really beautiful fabrics and trims. I added three ribbons around the piece and more roses at each corner. It has pinch-pleat corners as well. This photo is a little light to show detail - they are a solid black in life. It's a stunner.
More true to life on colors.
Now I'm working on a double wedding ring quilt. It's never going to be done.