Fireweed cards, attempt # 5,238...
Ok, that may be a SLIGHT exaggeration, but I have tried making fireweed cards a whole lot of different ways. Maybe I will have to do a post with all of them sometime :-) They are always popular, but I have had a very hard time finding ways to make them that I both like AND like to make. This one was pretty fun though! For the blossom, I sandwiched a layer of organza between two layers of Aquafilm water soluble stabilizer in a hoop and free motion stitched them. Then I cut them out and washed away the stabilizer. I thought about doing it with just thread, which I did on another project recently, but decided to save time by adding the organza, the stitching doesn't have to be quite as dense that way.
Then, to stitch them onto the background, I used free motion stitching for the stamen part, and even stitched the beads on with the machine at the same time! The extra photo is a better format for Pinterest, haven't figured out a better way to do that!
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I am a homeschooling mom of three fun kids, who are now old enough that I have a little time to pursue my passion for sewing! After several years of making quilted cards and art quilts, I'm now designing kits and patterns. Some of my designs have been in Keepsake Quilting and Art Quilting Studios magazine! I teach classes online, and am starting to do more traveling and teaching. I also have many tutorials, including some on YouTube. I am blessed to live in Alaska where I am surrounded by the inspiration provided by the beauty of God's creation!
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