I had a great deal of fun today finishing up this fairy quilt of my grand niece.
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Fairy Business isn't for Sissies
Back in April I posted a quick tutorial on how this photo transfer piece was created. If you missed the post CLICK HERE to view.
Not a lot of threadwork on this piece.
For the most part I matched thread color and just traced over the basic lines in the photo with thread. I am trying to practice the "less is more" theory.....which is difficult for someone who believes "more is more."
This is the Gel Glue Resist piece I just showed you in my previous post yesterday.
This is the AFTER shot with the glue washed out.
I washed it in the washer on HOT.
Close Up View
After the glue and paint was applied, I sprinkled rock salt all over the surface.
The salt made the cool texture in the paint.
Red White Dinnerplate Spider Dahlia
I went behind the Thread Shed today and found this beauty!
I have never seen a dahlia like this!
It is BIG and WILD looking.
A bird family has made their home in the flowerbed out front.
No sooner did Brad put the new bird house up this spring, and a pair of birds took up residence and began raising a family.
Every year when these fire engine red glads come up, Brad refers to them as Scarlet Spears.
Lavender Dinnerplate Dahlias
It is difficult to truly appreciate just how BIG these dahlias are until you are standing right next to them......eye to eye. They are as tall as I am.
State Fair Zinnia.....side view
Asian Star Lily
These beauties poked up their heads this week.
I wish you could smell the aroma....enchanting.
The smell draws you in for a closer look.