I wanted to combine some of the sewing techniques I have been playing with and practicing over the last year or so, quilting, free motion embroidery, applique. This is how it turned out. As you can see, I'm still getting mileage out of one of my favourite fabrics - an owl print I've used to make many owl baby grows already, and a number of the other owls are earmarked for other frames already. So there will be more!
I'm not sure that this is truly a 'mini-quilt', but the background has the look of lots of tiny pieces of fabric being pieced together like a quilt. To achieve the haphazard layered look I cheated a bit by ironing my little bits of fabric onto a pre-cut piece of heat-and-bond, including the owls.
|The pieced fabric 'sheet' before being ironed onto the aqua backing fabric|
And here are some close ups of the design detail.
An appliqued tree and leaves, edged with free form stitching and some little flowers.
|Tree positioned just so Mrs Owl can perch on her branch|
|Some free form flowers embellished with buttons|
Not all of the pictures for Little Imp's feature wall frames are going to be this detailed. But it actually didn't take too long to make once I had worked out the design & how I would put it all together. One picture frame down....