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, December 19, 2011

Week 51 Journey

We all know that Week 51 is supposed to come after Week 48. I decided to throw all caution to the wind and post week 51 today. This art quilt is a one of 6 finalist for the quilting arts "Affirmation" Quilt Challenge. The purpose of this quilting challenge was to make an art quilt that was 10" X 10" that contained an affirmation or an affirmative word. I chose journey as I have always been more about the destination. I put the affirmative word as the license plate. This quilt took me over 20 hours to complete. A lot of the work was in the hand stitching. What made this piece so much fun was that the block of buildings in the background was made from fabric that I hand dyed with old silk ties. A technique that I learned in Quilting Arts magazine. That piece of fabric was chosen to be featured in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine last spring. I used all scrap fabric to construct this quilt. I also used paper, metal foil, thread painting, beads, embroidery stitches, plastic, and sequins to embellish. This was such a pleasant surprise to find my name on the website as a finalist. This quilt was quite a journey and I am so happy to share it with you. May you all have a peaceful journey this holiday season.

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