Thursday, March 19, 2009

12x12 Fabric technique swap #4: Louise Wood, Edinburgh, Scotland UK

I feel very lucky! I get to open many, many packages of wonderful 12"x12" mini quilts for this swap! Hopefully, all 40 in total will come in. Yes, there is work involved to organize & swap, but I still feel very lucky! Here is #4, from Louise Wood in Scotland - click on any photo for more detail:

Louise sent me a wonderful description, which I will quote:

Quilt Base: This is an old curtain lining, stamped with text and over printed with large swirls. I also painted and printed on some bondaweb, and once dry, ironed onto the curtain lining. I machine embroidered flowers, a tree branch and a flower stem over the fabric to create my base.

Large flower and bird motifs: These are made from old pj's and layered with some scrap fabric pieces, and machine appliquéd onto the base.

Words LOVE and small hearts and flower center: These are made from fabric paper. I layered pink and red tissue over some cotton fabric, using watered down PVA as the adhesive. I then dry brushed some ink over the crinkles to add another dimension. I hand stitched beads onto the hearts and flower centre.

Words 'grows here' and flower stems: hand stitched.

I hope you enjoy this quilt as much as I enjoyed designing and making it.

I do, Louise! It is really wonderful. Thank you for participating, especially from overseas.

: ) lenna

1 comment:

Gunnels blog said...

I agree Lenna! You are lucky who have so many great miniquilts to look at !! This is very beautiful, and it´s so fun to read how it is done!


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