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.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Fabric Book Evergreen Branch

The fabric book that I submitted to the Quilting Arts Magazine Challenge contained all things Michigan. I did a page with a map of Michigan. This was done using a velvet background for the great lakes. The upper and lower peninsula were made using fusible web, paper and corduroy fabric. Unfortunately there was no die cut for the state so it was traced from a map onto the fusible web and then ironed onto the fabric. The capital of Lansing was highlighted with a red button for it's location and a paper tag was affixed to the button. The metallic letters MI were added for a three dimensional embellishment symbolizing the state. The edges were finished with lace bias tape.

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