I went to an exhibition by a local quilting group on Saturday. The talent being displayed was pretty awesome.
This first quilt was made by a friend who actually prefers to embroider. So she embroidered the panels with the most beautiful flowers. Apparently, the quilters use a lady with a long arm quilting machine to do that part of the process and she sewed round the outside of the embroidered flowers, making them look raised.
This is one of the embroidered flowers, in close up. If you look closely, you can see the stitches around the outside of the flower, and the lovely random quilting.
Now, on this one, the maker had printed photos onto colour fast fabric. I would love to do something with photos of family, portraits, a wedding or 2, and perhaps a signature, embroidered over. I’m going to look further into how to get pictures onto fabric