Sue Anne has used her printed cotton as the background for her collage about birds. The focal bird is a cocktail napkin that has been glued to muslin and attached to the background. The three dimensional flowers have a printed layer and are secured with a buttonhole covered bead. Washers have been covered with perle cotton in a buttonhole stitch and attached.
Jamie cut her printed and stitched cotton into sections and pieced them into this long and narrow piece. Several panels of color were sunprinted. The buttonhole stitches were applied with a variety of threads. Buttonhole covered washers and plastic rings were attached onto the surface after quilting.
Sue Anne had a few washers and rings left over from an evening of buttonholing. Surprisingly, they make a great center for a necklace.
Susan has combined her soy wax batik fabric with her buttonhole embroidery project. In the side panel are printed gold circles combined with lines of embroidery. The sprials in the soy wax batik have been enhanced with stitching and covered ring embellishments.