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.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Week 33 Japanese Coi

Week 33 The japanese coi journal quilt stemmed from some beautiful japanese fabric that I have. I started with a piece of upholstery fabric for the back. The asian character fabric was sewn around batting for the center square. This gave it some dimension. The Coi was cut from a decorative fabric. I ironed wonder under stabilizer to the back of the coi fabric. I was then able to cut the fabric along the border of the fish. The coi was then ironed to the quilt square and embellished with decorative machine stitching. Red is typically not a color that I use often. This was a fun way to use fabrics that were hidden in my stash. The trim is a very decorative and has multiple colors. This was a great color experiment for me. I hope you enjoy.

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