Look at the play of colors, the use of shading, and the amazing fabric choices for the background. Andrea Brokenshire has created a stunning quilt full of fabulous color.

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Heidi's Schlowers by Andrea Brokenshire

As a child on a trip to Disneyland, my baby sister, Heidi, was fascinated by the singing flowers. She called them schlowers. In Mexico, I saw this beautiful Cattleya Orchid and it reminded me of Heidi's singing flowers. This is for you, Heidi Biedy Boo - I love you. Techniques: Hand-painted silk appliqué fused on a pieced batik confetti background, machine quilted, thread painted. Materials: Silk charmesuse; cotton fabrics, cotton batting, Setacolor fabric paint, Misty Fuse fusible web; cotton, rayon, and polyester thread. Original design.




#8 Louanne Graeber 2017-07-07 10:37
Andrea, your work is aspiring! Love the flowers and the colors and the amazing quilting! Awesome!
#7 sarah21 2017-07-06 02:16
Blow away with the spectacular melding of fabric colours and quilting!!!! Stunning and amazing skills shown on this quilt, congratulations .sarah21
#6 Jill Farnsworth 2017-07-05 21:51
The texture you have created with the quilting is AMAZING!
#5 D 2017-07-05 13:21
Beautiful quilt! The quilting on the leaves and flowers really brings them to life.
#4 Leslie 2017-07-05 09:19
Your quilts get better and better, though I don't know how that is possible. Love the texture, colors, everything!
#3 pancrafts 2017-07-05 09:12
WOW what a great looking quilt almost looks real or a really good piece of art. I am so far from doing anything like this but maybe some day. Its the quilting part that I still can't do real well. Great job!!!
#2 Brenda 2017-07-05 08:04
Absolutely gorgeous! A must learn technique for me!! :roll:
#1 lainysews 2017-07-05 06:49
Coincidence - am planning a garden quilt with this method in mind...having the background be a secondary design. This is so awesome!
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