Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Embellishment Party Week 1 + a giveaway!

Linking up this week with the Shady Porch's Rock and Share Linky Party! Click to jump over there and join in the fun!
Pssssst! Hey, Lilypad quilters!!  It's time to party . . . and look who's here for our first project! It's Jackie, all the way from Ontario, and Jackie's Art Quilts!

Hi Everyone!

I am so thrilled to be here.  I was over the moon when Jacque invited me to guest post on her blog.  She really rocks, and I have been a follower of hers forever.  
A little about me.  I am a quilter of all sorts, but love doing art quilts, and every single art quilt I do has 3D embellishing on it.   I don’t mean like a bit of fabric sticks out of the surface, either.  I do 3D in a big way.   Check out my gallery on my blog to see my 3D art quilts.

I thought it would be fun to make one of my favorite flowers, the Scrap ‘n’ Slash.  You can use this flower anywhere.   On a quilt, corner of a mug rug, or even on a purse.   Since I love to recycle, I picked up a cute leather handbag for a dollar at a local rummage sale.   You can find recycled purses at your local second hand store, church rummage sales and bazaars.  

3 assorted colors of fat quarters
Hot glue gun
Rotary cutter and mat
1 recycled purse

Cut 2- 2 ½” strips off the long side of each fat quarter.  You will end up with 6 strips

Take a strip and glue along the long edge.   I usually do sections at a time as the glue dries quickly.

Make little slits in the folded side of the fabric about ½” apart from one end to the other, be careful not to cut all the way through.

Decide which strip you want to be the centre and roll up, putting dabs of glue near the bottom as you go.  Continue putting a bit of glue down to secure.  When you finish with one strip, pick up another one and continue until the flower is the size you desire.

Trace the base of the flower onto a piece of matching fabric. 

Put 2 pieces of fabric right sides together and stitch along that tracing line.  Cut circle out and make a slit in one side. 

Turn right side out, pushing all the seams out.  Press.

Glue the flower to the base with the slit side glued to the base.

Glue the base to the purse.

Here's another view of the purse with its new embellishment -- a little closer!

And here is another example of the flowers you can make with this technique:

You can make a whole bouquet!

Editor's note: And they won't wilt or fade, and ya don't hafta water them! Yay! I love these 3D embellishments, and I would love for all of you special peeps to take a peek at one of the ways that Jackie has used these in her art quilts:

Aren't they awesome?  OK, I'll shut up now and let you listen to Jackie again! 
Now here comes the fun part.   If you decide to check out my blog and like it enough to follow.  Leave a comment on my blog telling me you  are now a follower, and I will put all those names in a draw for a bundle of my hand dyed fat quarters. 


Pssstt! It's me again! Snoodles, that is! You don't want to miss Jackie's hand-dyed fabrics . . . they are absolutely beautiful! So hop on over there, and check it out! And while you are there, be sure to click and look around at her quilt gallery --- and don't you dare leave until you gaze at her "Bye Gram, I Love You" quilt. It brought tears to my eyes when I read the story behind the quilt. You can read it right here.  

Well, Lilypadquilters, the fun is only just beginning! This is Part I of our Embellishment Party! Be sure to stop back by, when Sunni shows us her 3D embellishment project next week!



  1. Adorable!!! I love the single flower and the bouquet!!!


  3. I wasn't sure where to comment...I follow you both, you know. Fab Flowers!

  4. Lovely! And I follow you with google reader

  5. I'm a follower amd that flower definately brightens up the purse!

  6. Very Sweet! My granddaughters would love them too


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