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Toad in the Garden

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Category Other
Style Whimsical
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What materials did you use? Fabric, tulle, paint, Lutrador, decorative thread

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What are you most proud of? I decided to use a pieced background to suggest a garden setting, but the original pieced fabric turned out to be too bright and the toad got lost. By laying a piece of dark teal tulle over the top, the colors were muted enough for the toad to stand out. This was the first time I had used Lutrador, a spun polyester product -- I printed out two photos of dragonflies and transferred them to the Lutrador using Transfer Artist Paper, then added some metallic paint to the wings -- when I stitched the dragonflies on the fabric, I left the wings loose. Unfortunately, it doesn't show up very well in the photo, but there is a definite 3-D feel created by the wings.

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love it ,good work.

09/22/2012 Flag

Thanks!

09/22/2012 Flag

Really beautiful

12/29/2012 Flag

Love the colour, composition and detail. Super!

05/07/2013 Flag

Is there any way I can buy this pattern from you? My oldest son is a frog / toad fanatic and I would love to do this for him! It is amazing.

07/10/2013 Flag

I'm sorry, I didn't use a pattern. A friend took a photo of this American Toad and I just loved the colors. I traced the toad and then had the tracing enlarged. I think I cut the tracing into 5 or 6 pieces and used batiks to try to duplicate the colors. I also added some paint. I printed the dragon flies on Lutrado, added some paint and then left the wings loose. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

07/13/2013 Flag

Wow. The detail on this quilt is amazing. It really feels like a toad in a garden.

09/17/2013 Flag