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, January 1, 2012

Week 52 My Favorite Moment

Week 52 Journal Quilt! This is the final in my weekly series for 2011. I kept my new years resolution for 2011!!!! This journal quilt is slightly larger than the others for this year. I typically did 10" X 10". This one is 11" X 14". Quilting Arts Magazine had a "Time Flies" challenge. You were supposed to capture your favorite memory on a quilt. Last summer I was watching the sun set while mike was kayaking in on Lake Michigan. I snapped a picture with my camera. It was one of those fleeting perfect moments. It is hard to believe it was 5 months ago. I altered the picture in photoshop using the "posterize" function. I then used wonder under stabilizer to trace each of the color blocks. I stitched all of the pieces. I then used thread painting to enhance portions of the quilt. Lace was used for the waves and beads for the water droplets. May 2012 be full of many "perfect moments".

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