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