Here's one of my favorites of the whole year-long project of making a weekly six-word memoir quiltlet. It is number 47. It may be my favorite even. (Please don't make me choose). But honestly, I think I like it so much because the words are not immediately visible, the 3-d-ness of it, the machine embroidery, the fabrics I used and the beading.
The words say: "Leaves Turning, Falling. Puddles Filling, Emptying." Sums up late November around here.
The words are written with fabric marker on a leftover piece of a t-shirt my son was using to patch his pants (don't ask, he wanted a stretchy knee patch) which was on my worktable. I folded the piece in half and stitched the bottom part down making it stand up.
The beads function as a bit of a physical prop for the knit material to stand up.
I had several colors of these leaf shaped glass beads which I thought suited the words of the week really well.
More gratuitous close-ups of the beading.
I used several of the special embroidery stitches on my machine that had leaves, I think they show up really well on these almost solid brown fabrics.