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Broiderie Perse

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Big Techniques from Small Scraps taught by Sarah Fielke

Sarah Fielke makes six scrappy quilts that combine traditional techniques with fresh design and updated fabrics.

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Category Quilting
Type Wall Hanging
Style Traditional, Art
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What materials did you use? Cottons, flowers fussy-cut from vintage flour sack fabric. The "vase" and border are made from polished cotton, also vintage. Some of the flower petals are "dimensional" in that I appliqued the same petals from other areas in the fabric. The flowers were re-positioned to make my own floral arrangement.

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What are you most proud of? I am most pleased that the flowers seem to glow, as if a bright light was projected on them. Perhaps the dark solid background added to this illusion.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I would suggest you research the "broidery perse' type of applique and study examples you run across. Don't be afraid to re-position flowers to create the illusion of movement. It might help to look at floral arrangements to see how to make a pleasing 'bouquet'.

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