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.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Week 38 Change of Season

The journal quilt for week 38 highlights one of my favorite tools. In previous blog posts I have mentioned that I have the Tim Holtz Vagabond die cut machine. This entire quilt was made using the Sizzix dies. With the colors changing and reaching peak here in Michigan, I thought it only appropriate to do a quilt highlighting this beautiful season. The bird, wings, and birdhouse were done using upholstery fabric scraps. The leaves were made from the pages old books. The edges were distressed with Ranger's distress inks. The branch along the bottom was made from regular scrapbooking paper. The embossing was done using the tree branch embossing folder with the vagabond. All of the embellishments were sewn on using a free motion stitch. Enjoy the change of season!

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