This Journal Quilt for www.3creativestudios.com started as a piece for their Technique of the month. The flower is a tracing from a photo I took and is done on the machine using bobbin work and a metallic heavy thread. The quilting is done from the right side with a variegated rayon thread. The binding is a batik and has beads attached where it meets the piece. The scanner took off 3 of the edges but you can see the bottom area.
I couldn't resist showing this. The leaf is from a house Begonia and has designs I want to work with, so I scanned it before throwing it out. On the plant the leaves are green. The feather is about 2 inches long and one I found in the front yard. It looks like someone took a paint brush to the tip-wonder what kind of bird it's from.
I'm going to Portland's Art and Soul this week and have classes through next Monday, so I'll be back after that to show things I've learned. I commute but that adds a lot of time to my day-45 minutes each way unless there is traffic. It should be great fun.