Mum's the Word
Penny Muncaster-Jewell

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.

The Sky is not the limit, nor are the stars. It’s your imagination!