Saturday, February 27, 2010

My very first art quilt ocean treasures !

I am so excited to be sharing my first finished art quilt ! i started with a piece of dyed cheesecloth and i embellished it on my embellisher with merino wool, silk fibres. I added some hand and machine embroidery, angelina fibres lots of beads and shells. I felted it to some blue felt and then added a quilted border which i machine quilted with variegated thread. I definately need more practice with the free motion quilting.

I am so pleased with how it turned out and i love the colours. I managed to find some batik fabric with the same colours as my embellishments and i used this to add the small border and binding. I hope you like it and i would love your feedback ! thanks for looking !

This is a close up of some of the embellishing


  1. Michelle, I found your blog address in the Embellisher group, when I comment your work, Your art quilt is so beautiful, love the colors.Looking forward to seeing more felt from you.
    Regards Anni

  2. Hi Michelle,
    Found your blog and signed on to follow...
    Looks like you are all set with your machines... Got every angle covered eh?!
    Good luck with your creative endeavours..
    I like your studio space. Wish my space looked as neat!!! VBG
    Thanks for sharing

  3. Hello Michelle, I love your art quilt, the colours are beautiful. The Embellisher is great fun, isn't it?

  4. I also found this on on the embellish will follow yr blog and watch for yr next wonderful creation....i only got my machine a few months ago and would love to be able to create something as stunning as this.

  5. Absolutely beautiful Michelle!


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