Q is for Quilt

Before I started getting into mixed media art I was a quilter. So from a machine quilting practice piece that I still had I was able to make this tag. The other thing I like to do and still do is hand embroidery and hand quilting big stitches with embroidery floss and perle cotton.

I started out with a quilted tag that was ho hum so I used some watercolor paint to give it some life. Here's a before and after of the quilted pieces to give you an idea of the difference a little paint makes. The paint dries to a lighter color. The top picture shows it still wet.

A small piece of fine white cotton muslin was lightly painted and the words were stamped with brown permanent ink. Behind it was some white open weave textured ribbon that I also painted.

Another detail of some stitching and some ribbon and a small chipboard circle from Altered Pages that I painted as well. Those little chipboard circles and sprockets sure come in handy for a variety of projects

Here it is straight on or should I say a little crooked. The piece of muslin with the words "is for Quilt looks like it's going downhill. Oh well, I'm striving for a perfectly imperfect look. Right?