Monday, September 15, 2014

Background Building

Hi All!
Happy Monday.

Today seems like fall, and my garden is calling my name.
Rose....Rose....come clean us up for winter....

Me, I want to spend my day working on stitching up backgrounds.
These backgrounds are for embellishment projects.
Truth be told they are sample projects for the new workshop I am creating for Academy of Quilting.

In the class I will be teaching 8 different ways to FABRIC-ate embellishments that can be used on almost any project. It was hard getting it down to 8, so there will be some other must know embellishment methods sneaking in.

Below is the first of many backgrounds that I'll be making over the next week. A bit of improvisational piecing-ready for the best part-
the embellishments.

What kind of embellishments would you make for this background?

Stitching on now!ok, maybe back to the garden...


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    1. ahh, beads are the icing on the cake... one always should have beads -- thanks for chiming in!

  2. Hi Rose, I like the look of the bordered striped fabrics, reminds me of farm fields, I would add some vines and stalks with thread.......

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    1. I like this idea Carolina -- I may tuck it in for another crack at this later. Thank you!