As a fabric artist the two things I enjoy doing the most are machine applique and thread work. I just finished this small wall hanging:
It is a little imaginary in that I don’t know what kind of tree it really is other than it is kind of fruit tree like. I made it up primarily to demonstrate textured padded applique for the trunk with wool batting and artist crayon highlights, and machine stitched broiderie perse for the tree top. I made it as part of my series on Landscape Quilt Elements and there is a downloadable workbook for just $5 with pattern and free videos on YouTube showing me making it, the first of which I just published today, the last day of May in 2021! Isn’t it amazing how the time has flown lately?!
Sew what is next? Well, I have the second half of this tree project video coming in a few weeks, and then I have several other things I am planning: A similar sized project for evergreen trees scene that is mostly thread work and yarn couching, a few quick tip videos, and a whole cloth bird picture done with thread painting. Somewhere along the way I am going to make a new show quilt, but I haven’t decided yet what that will be.
I might even slip in some clothes making somewhere, though I doubt I will film that. I just want to make some of the nice things I have laying around with all the parts and patterns.
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