My creative time seems to be disappearing lately due to "life"....but I was able to complete a new piece which I blogged about here.
After the hand applique was done, the background was free-motioned machine quilted. NOT a task I'm comfortable with nor think is fun to do. But like so much in life....practice is the key, so who knows I may actually look forward to it in the future.I'd marbled the cotton background awhile ago and combined it with hand-dyed wool which is not an approach I've used before. This presented a difficult decision about the appropriate edging treatment. After trying many, many options, a facing turned out to be my choice.
However....once it was completed.....(above) it still didn't feel finished so rather than grabbing beads which is my usual solution, small wool squares were added along the two vertical sides. Now it felt complete.
FOLK ART FLOWERS 20" X 13.5" © 2014
Artist marbled cotton, hand-dyed wool, machine quilted,
hand embroidered applique.
(click photo to enlarge)
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