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.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Week 29 Sunflower

This quilt square originated from a picture taken in northern michigan. A farmer planted approximately 40 acres of sunflowers. This little two lane road turned into a complete traffic jam the first two weeks of august both years. I used fabric from upholstery books that I found a second hand shop. I used photoshop to convert the photograph into a sketch. I then traced the image onto fusible webbing. The pieces were ironed onto the appropriate colors of fabric and then stitched with various threads. The beads were hand sewn on for the sunflower seeds. The quilt was finished with a large red lady bug button.

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