Named for the little girl who is featured in Gerard Manley Hopkins's poem, my little Margaret is a small art quilt that is mounted on a heavy paper collage "frame".
1. Create a compound image in Photoshop or other photo-editing software and print it out on an inkjet transparency.
2. Make a fabric transfer onto muslin, following these image transfer instructions.
3. Arrange and stitch various fabrics to a muslin background. Add a layer of quilt batting and stitch together, adding beads and buttons for embellishment. Fray or finish the edges of the small quilt.
4. Stitch the quilt to a paper collage, tacking the corners and some other spots to keep it from sagging. Mount the entire piece onto a heavy piece of mat board that is slightly smaller than the paper collage.
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