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Driftwood Garden

Driftwood buttons were used in the flowers and stone beads and bone buttons were used in the quilt header

Driftwood buttons were used in the flowers and stone & wooden beads and bone buttons were used in the quilt header

 

button garden

I just finished a hand pieced and quilted wall hanging based on Grandmothers Garden done with paper piecing. The technique that I employed folded the batting into the origami folded units, which allowed me to quilt as I went.

button -grandmothers garden

Driftwood buttons were placed in the center of each unit to add some additional dimension.

button garden closeup

This project was great to work on during car trips waiting for appointments.

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Comments on: "Driftwood Garden" (5)

  1. Reblogged this on aisdiscover and commented:
    wow…this s more like a cloth version of origami tessellations

    • If you like fabric tessellations you may want to take a look at the book “Shadowfolds” by Jeffrey Rutzky and Chris Palmer. The book steps the reader through several patterns for geometric fabric folding that build in complexity through the book. It was given to me as a Christmas present last year and I have read it from cover to cover and started working through some of the patterns — fortunately the project in the beginning of the book are small so the reader is not overwhelmed.

      • I have actually glanced through the book ..but wanted try paper before trying out fabric…
        This particular work that u have done is t completely handmade??

      • Yes it is. Hand sewn and joined. Batting is folded into the fabric so that you can quilt-as-you-go and the piece ends up being double sided.

      • Oh wow!!! That must hav been hectic!! But worth the time and work..it is really beautiful and gives away a very home-ey feeling!!!

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