Today on the Hero Blog, Sally Traidman showed us her famous fabric flower pins. They are amazing, and my mind started going immediately. Since I have a huge stash of quilter's cottons, I couldn't wait to pull some of them out and try her ideas myself. I don't have the flower stamp that she used (although it's supposedly winging it's way towards me now), so I substituted this Stencil Flower instead. Sally actually stuffed each petal of her flower, but since this design is a bit more complicated, I made a quilt sandwich with 2 pieces of fabric and a piece or two of cotton batting in the middle, stitched along the stamped lines on the top piece, then cut the flower out carefully close to the stamped lines. I did the same thing for the leaves. It was fun to find a button that was just right for the center of each flower. Here are pictures of each one individually. This first one was hand-stitched through 4 layers, and my quilting skills need repolishing. This one is the most "pouffy", but the stitches are huge!
The remaining flowers were done using the machine:
Supplies: Hero Arts stamps CG194 Stencil Flower, CG198 Blossoms (for leaves), cotton, cotton batting, buttons