This is a peice I started for Thanksgiving week and recently finished
I wanted to express my appreciation for opportunities,
combined with support, that have allowed me to blossom and grow.
I started with this picture
I sketched my hand with a Pentel gel roller for fabric and painted the background.
I created the flower pot using painted batting.
I free motion quilted these details
I made leaves using scraps of green fabric
After several weeks of trying to figure out how to make the flowers I stumbled across a bag of napkin holders at the local thrift store that were perfect. I added some color to them with Shiva Paintsticks.
The last step was to add some dimension to the leaves with stitching so they curled.