This simple design was taken right out of an online tutorial; sorry but I forgot to write down the web address of the tutorial. Anyway I used 28 gauge copper foil, traced my fleur-de-lis design, and etched it using a wooden skewer; I re-etched it once I turned it over so the tiny circles would stand out; I painted with Adirondack alcohol-based ink; lastly I lightly sanded the edges just for looks. As you can see I stitched it with turquoise thread to match the hand-dyed fabric. The fabric itself is beautiful alone -- this summer I sundyed it with shades of green and blue and laid cheesecloth over it for a subtle pattern. You might not be able to see it in the large picture but it is quilted over two layers of poly batting with a fleur-de-lis pattern. I did this using a purchased embroidery file and of course machine embroidered it. After I did the binding I thought it was too boring and needed something. So instead of throwing it in my UFO pile, I added the strips of fusible bias tape. Do you like it or no? Does it still need more or is simple enough?
|Fleur-de-Lis - 16" x 16"|
|Fleur-de-Lis - detail of center medallion 7" x 6.5"|
|Fleur-de-Lis - detail of quilting|
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