Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Art Quiltie - felt flowers and a little butterfly charm
I started with some floral fabric paper I made a while back. I die cut two leaves (TH) from green cotton fabric, a flower (TH) from red felt and a center (SX) from yellow felt. I watercoloured the leaves so they would coordinate more closely with my paper, dried them and then stitched them to my 4" x 4" piece of fabric paper using green thread in my sewing machine. I positioned my red flower over the leaves and stitched it into place using red thread. I added the yellow center, stitched it into place with yellow and added some french knots by hand using yellow embroidery thread. I cut a piece of yellow fabric for the back and stitched it to my batting using straight lines in a plaid design and then stitched the front and back together using a wide zig zag stitch using yellow thread. It was my first time trying this on art quilties and I expect I could have had my stitches just a bit tighter but I am happy with how it looks. On final examination I thought it needed a bit of a 3D embellishment so I stitched on a small butterfly charm!!