Wednesday, 11 May 2011
I finished my journal quilt for May, slightly ahead of schedule :-). I made this one using the technique described by Donna Funnell for the 3 Creative Studios Technique of the Month Challenge.
The background is scraps fused to pelmet vilene and then free motion stitched (don't look too closely - FMQ is so not my forte!!). Next I fused the stems in place then cut circles for the poppies from some dupion silk. I didn't fuse these cos I wanted them to flop about like real poppies, so just used a few simple embroidery stitches and the buttons to secure the circles in place.
I am pretty happy with this one, it feels like "me". Dontcha just love poppies?!