Thursday, 1 July 2010

quilt challenge-52 cards in a year

Week 5

I read an article by Nikki Wheeler in an e-mail sent by the quilting arts team entitled Tips for Textural Mini Quilts. In essence the article showed artists how to use all those quilted scraps left over at the end of an art project.  I decided this week to use scraps I had been saving to make an card loosely based on the shape of a Fern leaf.

I cut the pieces into to finer strips and then stitched them together with a satin stitch.  I chose to around each of line of satin stitch with orange thread.

I wanted to experiment with a complementary colour scheme and to emphasise each ridge of the leaf more.  Down the centre ridge I used crayon to shade. 


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