Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Week 25 Fly Free

Week 25 Fly Free was serendipity at it's best. I was cleaning out my fabric stash and organizing my scraps for this journal quilt project. I found this embroidered design. I had attempted to use this design which came on my new Husqvarna Viking Diamond sewing machine. This design in it's entirety is very large, requiring the hoop to be flipped. Unfortunately when I flipped the hoop, it bumped the wall and half the design was ruined. Instead of throwing this out, I cropped the design which was perfect for this journal quilt. I loved the colors and the bird in this design. Echo quilting was used around the design and it was finished with velvet trim.

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