My little quilt's construction process was basically so simple, that I almost hesitate to write a process post. But you know me--I love posting, so I'm going to write about it, despite the fact that likely no one will learn anything new from my describing the process! As I did before,
I'll post some pictures and discuss the construction in the captions.
|Next I cut free-hand, just using the photograph as a rough guide, the leaves from the|
leaf-printed batik fabric, which had also been prepared with the Wonder Under. These, too, were fused down.
|I loved the look of this "hairy" yarn, but soon learned NOT to couch|
it with my couching foot, but to pull the loose strands to
one side as I zig-zagged over the yarn to couch it down, using one
of my open toed feet.
|I hand-sewed the yellow glass beads to the purple centers of the lavender flowers and then|
appliqued the flowers down with a zig-zag stitch. The leaves were
|Here you can see that I used some olive green floss here and|
there, in addition to the light brown.
|I love the look of hand-stitching with floss on art quilts--a technique|
used occasionally in the inspirational TWELVE BY TWELVE
book. My arthritic hands find it easier to stitch using this
running stitch than with tiny conventional quilting stitches.