Be Kind a *Paper and Fabric* Quilt

*Be Kind* is a small 10" x 7" quilt I made with *paper and fabric* for the next 2014 SAQA Trunk Show. They are celebrating their 25th Anniversary! All the quilts will be mounted on a black mat. The great thing about the trunk shows is that the quilts travel and many people get to view them first hand. Each artist has their own style.
When the paper-cloth was painted and dried, I started doing the appliqué. With the help of my sewing machine I sew around each motive, in this case the flowers and little person, with thick 12w Aurifil thread. Afterwards, I did hand embroidery.
When finished sewing all the details by hand...
I did free-motion quilting on the background.
The world can be a better place if use this is a moral: *Be Kind* to each other.


  1. I love the layers and textures in this piece! I'm looking into a new machine in the future and I'm wondering what you're using. We do some similar things, sewing on a variety of surfaces.

    1. Hello HollyM,
      I have two machines for this kind of work: Sweet Sixteen from HandiQuilter (I love the extra-space you have for working, since these mixed media pieces are not easy to fold for free motion) and a Bernina 153. Both machines LOVE thick threads and sew through *many layers*.

  2. A delightful piece, Margarita. I'm sure it will bring a smile to all who see it. :-)


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