Creative Ways to Use your Dream Big Panel for Applique
Most Creative - Honorable Mentions
We had so many creative ideas that were submitted for the contest. I wanted to share some of them with you. I hope you feel as inspired as I do by them. Thanks again for participating without you we would not have all this inspiration.
Catherine Flowers - Orchid Dream Big Panel with Laura Heine Bee Collage.
Catherine used 2 and 3 layers of wool batting to create a trapunto effect on the quilt and puff the petals. She pieced, collaged and quilted the piece. The center of the flower is the "heart" of the honey bee. Quilting is done with monofilament thread.
Charmaine Erickson - French Blue Dream Big Panel with Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds were from a panel and silk flowers and leaves were taken apart from stems. Hummingbirds quilted with halo shimmer thread. Center of flowers beaded by hand with seed beads. All cotton fabric and batting and quilted with rayon and polyester thread Panel were quilted first then appliqués, and flowers were added.
Terry Rowland - Tidepool Dream Big Panel with a Butterfly Collage
Terry designed this butterfly collage as a class sample and decided to use the Tidepool Dream Big Panel as the background. She love's the combination of the two things collaging and quilting. The finished piece is the Butterfly Dream. She used five spools of Superior thread to quilt the project: Magnifico 2084, 2141, 2140, 2002 as well as fantastico 5070.