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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical, Romantic
Cilenia on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Hand painted with inks on high quality cotton fabric in beautiful vibrant colors using a negative painting technique. The quote in also on cotton fabric printed with archival inks and sewn onto the quilt in a slightly whimsical stitching style just as I like it. The entire piece is machine quilted in a fun and whimsey freestyle to show off it's beauty. Butterfly is archival ink printed on cotton fabric and has a 3D look as it's not completely sewn down.

Cilenia on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Love how the inks kept so vibrant on the fabric and the 3D effect I got with the butterfly and outlining the flowers with a "puffy paint" type acrylic paint.

Cilenia on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Always test your mediums together first. Sketch your art with pencil first and plan your colors. When you go to quilt the piece, think of how you can meld the themes. I used a whimsical loopy stitching path on my background to represent the butterfly's flight path and wind. I was inspired to do that from when I was sitting in my garden that day sketching the flowers as I felt the breeze swirling around and the butterflies did this whimsical dance from flower to flower. Every time I look at this I get that wonderful feeling again.

Cilenia on craftsy.com

Stunning!

04/12/2012 Flag

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

05/06/2012 Flag

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05/16/2012 Flag

That is GORGEOUS! I could only wish I was that talented. WoW! :)

05/24/2012 Flag

Awww that is so sweet of you! Thank you!

05/24/2012 Flag

Your work is so lovely, I wish I could blend colors like this. Thanks!

08/26/2012 Flag