Friday, January 23, 2009

Back on the Path

Here's a quilt that I just finished binding. It was inspired by one in The Quilting Arts Book: Techniques and Inspiration for Creating One-of-a-Kind Quilts.

The background fabric is hand-dyed, with acrylic ferns stamped on using gold paint. I quilted the piece with free-motion stitching, then added the leaves. Those have fabric on both sides (fused together with SaS2), are satin-stitched around the edges, and are attached at the top with a few stitches so that they sort of "float" off the background. Then I couched some fun fibers on and sewed some beads on. The piece is 19"h x 16"w.

It was fun to do something sort of different. I really like the dimension and texture that this one has!

4 comments:

Judy Alexander said...

Wow! This is really a great piece. I absolutely love it.

Alis said...

This is a wonderful piece of work. I love the colours and textures. Gorgeous.

Judy said...

Beautiful piece Michele!!
I'm not familiar with SaS2...where do you find it?

Yes, I think you are definitely back on the path!

xo

Michele said...

It's steam-a-seam 2, Judy. I was just too lazy to type it out :-)