Mum's the Word
I found this wonderful airbrushed teal and gold mum panel by Flair Art at the International Quilt show several years ago. I added a couple of yards of matching teal silk noile and placed it in a drawer until it would decide what it wanted to be.
A few years later, one of my embroidery digitizing friend (Eurika of Best Embroidery) sent me a collection of mum’s she had digitized. The teal panel leapt out of the drawer and announced what it wanted to be now that it had matured. I stitched Eurika’s mums on a matching piece of crystal organza (that I just happened to have in my stash) and created this wonderful jacket.
The crystal organza was edged with black ultrasuede. I used Lois Ericson’s Smart and Sassy asymmetrical Jacket pattern which I modified to add the back panel for more interest. A single mum was added to the sleeve. I used King Star Thread (M4), one of my favorite threads, for the embroidery. It is a wonderful antique gold thread. (I get my King Star from Oz’s Rachel Sterling or from Signature Designs) I used black silk noile for the edging and used one of the many decorative stitches on my Brother sewing machine to add that extra sparkle.