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, January 22, 2013

The depths of Michigan

Quilting Arts Magazine has a challenge titled "Map it Out". I have done two quilts for this challenge. This quilt was a tribute to a topographical/nautical map. It is a whimsical interpretation and not a literal depiction of the depths of the lakes, and elevation of the land. The quilt was sketched from a map, and then traced using a light box onto doubled sided stabilizer. The quilt was machine quilted. A small compass was added for 3 dimensional effect.

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