Monday, March 16, 2015

Oh Deer

I have a new love....collage quilts !
I've been following the fabulous work of Leslie McNeil from Marveles Art Studio
When I saw the collage quilts she was making...
MY HEART BEGAN TO SING! and I HAD to make one too !
Without a second thought I ordered the pattern and kit by Laura Heine  of Fiberworks in Billings, Montana. I'm usually not much on ordering kits, but I don't have many floral fabrics, so I thought the kit would work best for me.
 Now, I am constantly searching for floral fabrics on line and in stores. 
The basic process is to fuse your fabric on Lite Steam a Seam 2, then cut your flowers out.
  This product works great because when you peel the paper off it's sticky on the back and your pieces will stay in place while you step back and look at your work (exactly why I finally made myself a design wall, see a previous post) You can move it around until you get the placement like you want it, then you heat set it, and quilt the dickens out of it.

The entire time I worked on this quilt I sang "As The Deer" based off Psalm 42:1 
a song I love! and I loved making this quilt !

I hope you'll go check out Leslie's blog. She's giving away a pattern of her own making....Izaak the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ! 

Be blessed this week !