Created by: Beadywoman
Project

Beadywoman's Girl with a Pearl Earring

What are you most proud of? That I kept going. There are many aspects of this piece that are so far from perfect that I almost cringe, but as a first attempt, I'm still proud of it. I had great trouble seeing around/through my free-motion foot and that caused a lot of problems. BUT, this piece has forced me to do a LOT of free-motion sewing, and I needed to do that. Also, I wanted to see if I could do this, because I'd really like to do a portrait of my little granddaughter. So...we shall see what happens when I get the coloring done. Who knows - it can only improve from here. LOL! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Keep at it. Every stitch makes such a change. Step 2: well, I colored most of it in and guess I feel a little better about it. In the course of coloring it, I realized that part of the difficulty I had in stitching correctly is that I used such a light pencil line that I had trouble following it. So I ended up with a poor girl with really bad eyes and a cauliflower ear that I'll probably cover with her scarf tomorrow morning! Well, it's a start, anyway! I'm learning and having fun and that's what's important!

You Can Make This

Beadywoman made Beadywoman's Girl with a Pearl Earring with:

Thread Art

Online Class

Thread Art

with Lola Jenkins

  • Fat Quarter
  • batting
  • backing

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That I kept going. There are many aspects of this piece that are so far from perfect that I almost cringe, but as a first attempt, I'm still proud of it. I had great trouble seeing around/through my free-motion foot and that caused a lot of problems. BUT, this piece has forced me to do a LOT of free-motion sewing, and I needed to do that. Also, I wanted to see if I could do this, because I'd really like to do a portrait of my little granddaughter. So...we shall see what happens when I get the coloring done. Who knows - it can only improve from here. LOL! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Keep at it. Every stitch makes such a change. Step 2: well, I colored most of it in and guess I feel a little better about it. In the course of coloring it, I realized that part of the difficulty I had in stitching correctly is that I used such a light pencil line that I had trouble following it. So I ended up with a poor girl with really bad eyes and a cauliflower ear that I'll probably cover with her scarf tomorrow morning! Well, it's a start, anyway! I'm learning and having fun and that's what's important!

Q&A with Beadywoman

Northwoods Pat asked:
What a fascinating piece! Thanks for sharing....and your growing skill at thread art opens up all sorts of possibilities, doesn't it!
Beadywoman answered:
My hubby laughed and said that she looked like she'd been on a bender and run into a door jam! LOL! I have to admit, the eyes are pretty bad
Artmomma asked:
Looking forward to seeing it colored! It does make a difference. Good job!
Beadywoman answered:
My hubby laughed and said that she looked like she'd been on a bender and run into a door jam! LOL! I have to admit, the eyes are pretty bad
Artmomma asked:
I only listen to my husband when I like what he says! That maybe why your girl is behind bars. LOL Color her in. Color really makes a difference. You could pull out the stitches of the eye the bar goes over. Play with it - that is the only way we learn.
Beadywoman answered:
Too True! I may do some rippty-rippin. But I giggle every time I see that horrible eye! LOL
Lola Jenkins asked:
I have an idea for you. You can make the eyes look like they are closed. If you are interested let me know and I will tell you how.
Beadywoman answered:
I would LOVE to know! It was very disappointing to have them turn out so badly, but then again, I'm not very well versed in FMQ

Skill Level

Intermediate