Ok, what do a cholla skeleton and face cleaning pads have in common?AND, how did they end up in a quilt called Artery?
so, I paint a
piece of fabric and start laying out the painted face pads on it.
Which is where the cholla skeleton comes in, it has the kind of repetitive organic pattern that I love.
I was annoyed with the kids for leaving wet gloppy cleaning pads in the shower until I looked at them closely- ooh, they have little scrubby dots on them! that pop out when they are painted, even better...
after all the little green scrubbies were attached with their purple felt centers, I quilted them to their background using a piece of felt for the backing.
and now for the fun part- I melted part of the poly away with the heat gun to reveal the red batik underneath....use cotton thread for the quilting!
so now I can sew the central branch shape to the background. hooray for invisible thread!