Autumn Girl mini quilt

11.5" x 17"

I had a little time this weekend to play around with scraps and my sketchbook. I've said it many times that Fall is my favorite season, and I have yards and yards of hand dyed fabric in its vibrant colors. After pulling out the background fabric, I knew I wanted to recreate a scene in my sketchbook of a girl walking along a path, enjoying the crisp air and crunch of leaves beneath her feet.

The I started with the trees, which are a rubber stamp. I handcut a simply girl, boots, and coat using small scraps of fabric backed with fusible web. 

I sandwiched the top, then did some thread sketching around the trees, girl, and made leaves with red, gold, and green thread. I usually add a caption to these mini "girl" quilts, but haven't thought of a good one for this yet. Any ideas?


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  1. Your quilt is gorgeous! I love your trees. And the leaves on the ground. And the young girl with it word fabric. Absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Nice job! "Walk in the Woods", or "Leaf Peeper"?

  3. Tanesha, You might want to check our graphicsfairy.com they have some amazing free images and old photos from the 40" and 50' of Americans of black ancestry. I am always on the lookout for people of ethnic diversity for my artly doings. This a great copywrite free cornucopia of images, photos and drawing. Sign up for the newletter and she send at least images and links to other images. Great site and why these three ladies take the time and energy to gather and share all this goodness is beyond me. Take a look and see. PS the mini girl quilt is nicely done..."journey begun path not yet taken". PSS I feel like a miss biggity britches when ever I enter an airport book store.., cause I" know" one of the choosers and pickers of the goodies inside! shelly beth

  4. http://thegraphicsfairy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Antique-Photo-Black-Couple-GraphicsFairy-648x1024.jpg
    Poor me and my limited skills here is the link...shelly beth

  5. http://thegraphicsfairy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Black-Edwardian-Lady-GraphicsFairy-655x1024.jpg
    Would love to have her over for tea! shelly beth


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