Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side is returning to basics this year with her Blogger’s Quilt Festival – no voting, with prizes awarded by random number. I love the idea of sharing quilts that might not otherwise be seen, and the excitement of seeing quilts that are new to me.
I decided to enter “A Grand Day Out,” which features my girls. I know they’re eager to explore the world, so I’ll help them begin online.
I drew the girls from a photo of a crowd of young women, and decided to have them enjoy the waves, even though they’re not dressed for swimming. Of course the flotilla of hot air balloons capped their wonderful day out.
-the girls were constructed like paper dolls using fusible interfacing
-the waves are hand dyed and painted cheesecloth
-the balloons are made of fused cotton and silk fabric
-the background was constructed and quilted before I added the applique
-details were highlighted with Fabrico markers
-size is 24 by 36 inches.
My favorite part: the girls’ hats.