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.

Friday, February 1, 2013


"Hugs" is a quilt that was done from a pattern that I purchased when I was in Alaska. The top is a photograph of my quilt. The one on the left is the sample in the quilt store in Skagway. The actual quilt pattern was made after the original artwork of Barbara Lavallee. It took me a while to finish it due to the other commitments in my life. I added a lot of embellishments to this quilt. This made it fun to pick out trim, thread and the buckle for the belt. I actually machine quilted this piece. I used a tracing paper to draw my design. I then pinned the tracing paper over the quilt and followed the drawing with my machine stitching. A lot of mistakes and lessons learned, but I am still pleased with the way that it came out.

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