I started with a piece of my hand dyed fabric and sketched then acrylic painted the sunflower onto it. I then thread painted with several different colors. The binding is a new technique I taught myself this week, called 'couching'. I used a skinny ribbon and then zigzagged over it. I left the blue fabric unquilted because I liked how it puffed up.
For this one, I sketched the flower with colored pencils and then thread painted over the drawing. I then quilted it and added the couched binding.
I'm thinking I'll do a series of these using flowers I have photographed for inspiration. I'll then bind them in a book somehow.
Words to describe me: Mom(to Eric & Danny),wife(to Chuck),Auntie(to Grace, Jessica, Jack),big sister (to 5 sibs),crafty, scrapbooker, new quilter. Homebirth nurse/baby catcher,friend (I got a pocketful of friends!), early morning person,coffee drinker (all day!)happy,and much more to be added later...oh yea...I love books and wine and Jesus!