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Monday, January 03, 2011


Margaret, are you grieving?

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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Limarea said...

Oh what a gorgeous piece! Love the color scheme :)

Cyndi L said...

Thank you, Limar! It has a few brighter rust-colored areas than my photo seems to show, but otherwise it is pretty subtle. Some of my favorite colors too :-)

Oxana said...

I love this piece!!!

Cyndi L said...

Thank you, Oxana :-)

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Your image transfers always look beautiful. I love what you've done with this one.

Cyndi L said...

Thanks Eileen! I like the effect of just having a pop of color in the wings...I think it came out pretty well :-)

Karen Owen said...

This is lovely!

Cyndi L said...

Thank you for visiting, Karen!

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