Saturday, February 23, 2013
February Art Quilt of the Month
This is my February Art Quilt of the Month. It is 6" x 8". I chose hearts because my husband and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary this month.
I had fun trying different embroidery techniques for the hearts. The top heart is surrounded by french knots and seed beads, the white heart is pulled thread on linen.
I used a wooden heart as a template to draw around.
The outline for the heart is traditional Schwalm Embroidery stitches - a coral stitch, with a chain stitch on both sides. I used Watercolors by Caron for the stitching, instead of the traditional white matte cotton thread (Schwalm is also traditionally stitched on much finer linen).
I used the same wooden heart for the outline of the other heart. The fabric is my snow dyed fabric - I love the colours of this piece.
I used 100Wt Invisafil thread for the free motion quilting.
Here are my art quilts of the month so far (my plan is to bind them together in to a book at the end of the year).
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!♥