Saturday, February 14, 2009

Wherein a snail is finished...

I finished the snail last night and I must say I am pleasantly surprised at how much I like it. ;0)
Snail finished
I used beads for the body to give it the shine of the snails body in real life. I wasn't too sure about getting the beading to come together without tooooo many gaps but it actually worked. WooHOO!

I used some more of the Waterlilies silk floss for the antenna. I used about 6 strands and then couched it down in a spiral fashion with more of the silk. It gives a unique look to the couching and I think it will appear again somewhere on this quilt 'cause it looks really cool! :0) ETA: Please excuse the kitty hair in the large version... heh.

Anyway, just a quick post to show you lovelies the finished snail. We're busy listening to some music - Lynard Skynard, Chris Isaac and Mary Chapin Carpenter so far... (we are nothing if not eclectic in our musical tastes) while we clean house. Have a great weekend!

10 comments:

Miss 376 said...

The beads have finished the snail off beautifully

Kathy said...

Very nice snail, the beads are perfect.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful snail, Marty. I love the spiral couching on the antenna.

Best wishes,
Elizabeth

Debra said...

Very Cool! This is going to be some quilt when it is done.

rianammerman said...

Ooooh! This is so whimsical! I just love it!

Plays with Needles said...

I do think that your selection for bead color for the body was perfect! and the curlicue antennae too. Good job...are you gonna have more critters?

Allison Ann Aller said...

Super awesome, Marty!

cq4fun said...

I love the silvery bead body!

Rissa said...

The snail is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Marty, elizabeth of quieter moments said to me that you have wroten a comment about my flower in treillis stich: thanks.
for me I visit your blog sometimes, it's in my favorites, (because I like crazy!) but I am complexed with my ability to write in english......sorry)
kind regards
anne
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