Art Quilt, Fiber Art, Photography, Poetry and Photography, Quilts

My Sweet Little Gardener

I finally took a photo of this quilt – completed.  It’s one of my earliest art quilts – 2007 – and it is from a pattern by Wendy Butler Berns.  I started this quilt in Wendy’s workshop at the Glendale Quilt Show.  She was teaching a technique for turning your favorite photos into art quilts.  It was an excellent workshop.

This particular design reminds me, of course, of my granddaughters.  The little girl in the picture could be either one of them. 

I enjoyed making this – especially selecting the fabrics – and later doing the quilting.  It’s a somewhat tedious process but well worth the effort.  If you get a chance to take Wendy’s class I recommend it highly.

My Sweet Little Gardener
detail coneflower

Thanks for visiting !  I’d love to hear your comments.

5 thoughts on “My Sweet Little Gardener”

  1. Barb, I was just looking back over some posts and saw yours here that I had missed previously. Gosh, 4 months ago. Thanks very much for taking the time to leave a comment and for your kind words. I’m working furiously on adding to my finished projects and words like yours spur me on.

  2. Hi Debbie – I used freezer paper templates on the RIGHT side of my fabric pieces. I had to put in many hash marks to make sure they’d all line up properly. Then I cut the fabric with a margin. I used a dab of fabric glue stick to hold the pieces together in units; like each flower, the hair, the shirt and so on. (matching up hash marks) Then I also used glue stick to adhere the units to the background. then stitched it all. I selectively turned under some edges as I recall where a smooth edge was desirable. I think I did this for the profile – I’ll have to take another look.
    I did another quilt using this technique more recently: Beach Buddies.

  3. Guila, how did you make the appliques? Are they rough edge or with fusible? I love how you quilted flowers like the applique. Deb

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