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Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Flower Garden

This wall hanging is called Flower Garden and was started in a class with Michelle from Kiel Mountain Colours (Sunshine Coast, Queensland.)  We commenced this in early 2010,

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The first lesson we used Dala sun reactive paints to prepare our background fabric.  I did mine very different from the sample shown to us (some of us are like that aren’t we)

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We then had a couple of weeks to trace on our design and quilt the outlines.  Each line had to be stitched over 3 or 4 times. 

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Next lesson was to teach us about using the inktense pencils, and water soluble crayons to colour our flowers and leaves.

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On completing that we then had to quilt the background.  I added the quilted vine in the top centre part, the pebbles at the bottom, echo quilting around all the flowers, leaves and stems, and some stippling between the vine and the stems.

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As often seems to happen, once I started work on this UFO it didn’t take so long to complete – it was done in less than a week.

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I have enjoyed all techniques used in this wall hanging.  All that is left is to find somewhere to hang it.  There’s sure to be a bare space once the Christmas decorations are packed away.

8 comments:

Marilyn said...
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sunny said...

Oh WOW!!

Highland Monkey's said...

That is stunning. Don't you dare hide it away in a drawer!! I have some inktense pencils that I've never used....maybe I should get them out the packet :0D

Monika said...

Amazing! Would love to learn how to create a piece of art like this - well done!!!

Susan said...

I think its stunning - mmmm would probably sign up for a class in that if they did it again...I am intrigued by all the different techniques.

Wendy B said...

Oh Marilyn...I'm in awe!!! It's beautiful....such a great wall hanging.....deserving of a front row seat in the house, for sure!
sew many hugs sweety!
xox wendy :O)

Fiona said...

I love it... so much detail and such pretty colours.... well done...
Hugz

Marilyn said...

Thank you for the lovely comments. It is full of fun techniques and was a "happy" project to work on.