I started with just the background (torn strips of fabric sewn together, stamped and painted, sunflower poems transferred on; then some free motion machine sewing and old fashioned stitch in the ditch quilting; followed by lots and lots and lots of stitching by hand with embroidery floss and yarn.
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Leaves were cut from hand dyed fabric (from Chris's Dyed Candy Etsy Shop) and hand embroidered.
Three flower heads were cut and stuffed and beaded sewn down to the previously added flower petals which were also hand stitched to the background. With the exception of the leaves all fabrics were from my stash found in thrift stores and garage sales. I pride myself in using mostly up cycled materials. This includes the bead and floss as well.
I had a lot of fun taking my time with this art quilt.
It might hang around here until next years Sunflower Art Show in Davis;
we'll see. My previous two sunflower wall hangings both sold faster than I could
hang them anywhere...so maybe this one can live with me for a while