At last! One week prior to reveal day I had my idea. It would need cutting, fusing, and embellishing. Yup! I took your beautiful hand dyed fabric pressed it to Misty Fuse and slashed it apart. It looked like this when I was done.
Next I chose fabric that would act as a canvas for my idea. Using a stencil and some Shiva paint sticks, I created a border.
A few more pieces had to be cut; some of them fussy.
Now it was a matter of arranging all of the pieces, fusing them to the background and doing some FMQ stitching to hold things in place.
With everything now “stuck” in place there was no turning back. Embellishing was the next order of business and your charms and fibers fit in perfectly. I added some additional items, some hand embroidery and some fancy machine stitchery. You can hop over to my blog and see more process pictures.
So what do you think? Does this remind you of Mardi Gras?