InstructionsI used a stencil from Stensource.com for the lines of the rose.
Type of item: Home Decor
muslin, fabric paints, a light light polyester batting over cotton batting
What was your inspiration?
I painted the rose just so I could do the feathers so that they look like they are behind the rose. It is about 18" in diameter and will be cut into circular quilt when bound. I was demonstrating painting at a quilt exhibit by my group today. I couldn't wait to get home to quilt it.
What are you most proud of?
I am learning. My quilting has changed since I took Cindy's class. For instance, I chose a tan thread instead of the natural I would have used. I love the shadow effect. I'm not using a thread that much darker than I use to but it is a few shades darker. I am getting better at the feathers going under but I still get nervous doing it. But not as nervous as I use to get. I just need to do it and do it and do it and that case of nerves will be a thing of the past.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Smile while you practice and make your practice pieces into something.