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"Flowers by Mail"

Inspired by a greeting card, I drew this on paper, traced it onto my fabric, freezer papered the back so I could color the flowers with crayons to mimic watercolor, ironed it to set in the wax, trapunto(ed) the back with thin batting, free motioned outlined (by machine) with #12 DMC black perle cotton, swirl quilted it, then embellished it with buttons and colonial knots for whimsey. Many new techniques for me, each which could have been a disaster by themselves, but weren't! Yeah!!!

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Taken on August 8, 2010