Monday, October 13, 2014

Tree frog made from buttons and beads

My friend Gloria and I were scheduled to take a class in embellishments from Frances Holliday Alford ( last September at The City Quilter in Manhattan, but the teacher cancelled because she wasn't feeling well. After reading her article, "Outrageous Embellishments" in the Dec/Jan 2008 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine, I just had to try out her techniques on my own. So, I stitched the outline of a tree frog on a quilt sandwich, free-motion quilted the background, and then embellished the frog a la Alford. It was too much fun! The frog is about 9.5 inches high and 7 inches wide.