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, September 18, 2011

Week 31 See

Week 31 This quilt square was completed using fabric that I received in the Cloth Paper Scissors fabric swap. The fabric was died with coffee and then painted with fabric paints and Lumiere paints. Lisa Carlson designed this fabric and I was fortunate enough to obtain the fabric through the swap. The fabric square already had the eyes, the striped border, and the beautiful gold swirls. I used an aged rust dye to imprint a music stamp on one end. I then took a quote by M. Ghandi "You must be the change you wish to SEE in the world" and put that on paper. This was sewn onto another piece of decorative paper. Together they were stitched onto the fabric. Magnetic poetry words were added to the top with a key hole embellishment. The trim was added to complete the piece! Thank you to Lisa Carlton for her fabric for this piece. Thank you Lindsey Guenther for following this blog!

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