Feb 2, 2014

Drum roll please!

Hello!  Forgot to show my drum finish.
I will definitely make more, but maybe not the same method.  Next time I will sew the top circle by machine and attach the muslin strip to the bottom. The bottom board can be added before closing if needed.  I doubt if others will be this tall so I won't have to use two different fillings, and maybe not even the Mylar although it does help the shape. 
 
 
 
  The strawberry I made for the top looked lost because of the drum's height, so I added mom's hat pins, her old fancy buttons, and one of her wooden thread spools. 
  
This is what the top looked like before the finish.  I removed the gathering and just hand sewed it shut, using the batting beneath to hold the walnut shells.

Do you remember my sampler bag freebie? I made a long pinkeep from that and use it all the time. I'm wondering what it would look like as a miniature drum. Maybe too small for machine sewing but one day, I'll find out.








 
 
 If you haven't tried making a drum, give it a chance. Once the sides are evenly matched and sewn, the only critical part is having the circles the correct size and marked for your seam.  If you have trouble with that, sew the edge with a muslin strip and finish with lined top and bottom circles, or Theresa's method of using a piece of wool.  Or..sew the top and bottom on but leave an opening in the center of the drum's side seam for turning and filling, then sew shut.  Or.......follow Stacy's instructions in the chart!
Have a great day.
 
Thanks for stopping by!




 

25 comments:

Margaret said...

Looks great! I love it!

Sonia said...

great job! :)

Carol said...

I just knew you'd end up with a perfect finish, Marly, and you did!! I love how you embellished it with your mother's old sewing notiongs, too. Wonderful job :)

Cathy said...

Beautiful finishes! Your blog always make me want to create something!
Cathy
CraftyCat

C. M. Designs said...

Another beautiful piece of stitching to enjoy.
Charlotte in Virginia

Robin said...

Well done on your drum finish, Marly! It looks fabulous.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Robin in Virginia

Evelyne said...

Great finish!
I never made a drum like yours.
I like them very much so ho knows!

Enjoy your week, Evelyne

Vickie said...

Wonderful finish Marly! I don't know, I am still intimidated by this finish.

Barb said...

I love the way your finish looks!

Chris said...

Fabulous finish! It is gorgeous.
I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend!

Melissa said...

Beautiful finish! And the other pin box looks fabulous too!

Judy said...

It looks fabulous...great job!

Judy Heartland stitcher

Solstitches said...

Those drums are tricky to put together (ask me how I know) and you have done a great job. I love your finish.
Margaret

Primitive Stars said...

Love the finish Marly, looks great....Blessings Francine.

Primitive Stars said...

Love the finish Marly, looks great....Blessings Francine.

rosek1870 said...

Love it Marly!!!!

backporchcarver said...

Love the finish on the drum, you are inspiring me to give that a try, now I have to find a chart I like and get at it! It looks amazing.

mariateresa said...

I like this drum. Wonderful job :-)
nice day

Annmarie said...

LOVE the piece and finish. Do you ever sleep? You have so many finishes to share.....so much fun to begin the day looking at your blog. Thanks!

Pam in IL said...

Your drum turned out great! I love the colors!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Perfectly done. I will not attempt this so I will continue to be a wishful dreamer.
Great Job...

Peace be with you,
Barb

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Perfectly done. I will not attempt this so I will continue to be a wishful dreamer.
Great Job...

Peace be with you,
Barb

Mugwump Woolies said...

Gorgeous! Colors are so pretty!
Robyn

Heritage Hall said...

Your perfectly finished drum is a
jewel and an inspiration. Your work has such a natural form...
just love it.
Keep warm this week....

Catherine said...

Love, love love it!!!

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