I wanted a way to thank her for her generosity.
Tamara is quite the artist, and one day she posted this photo on facebook:
Isn't it beautiful?? I told her that one day I would make it into a quilt....well, a quilted TOTE actually ;c)
Here is my interpretation of her piece of art, and the resulting quilted tote.
Here's a step-by-step:
Leaves and STems
outline quilting/ raw-edge applique
Quilting the heart background
Quilting Paisleys in the tote background
Opposite side of the tote - quilted with paisleys
The "wrong" side of the "quilt" - This orange fabric will be covered up with lining.
Back of finished tote
Tamara's ARtwork once again
My interpretation - can you see the little beaded embellishments? I used beads as the flower stamens, and eyes of the birds!