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Thursday, August 26, 2010


Created for a special exhibit at the Miami Orchid Show, this is my interpretation of a hybrid orchid.
To finish the fused applique edges a varied satin stitch width adds interest.

Several small orchids are quilted in the background. I drew the orchid on tracing paper and pinned it to the quilt as a template.

After quilting, I tear away the paper, then place the work under my magnifier floor lamp and use a good tweezers to pluck away any stray bits of paper. There are a lot of magnifier lamps on the market. I ordered a Mighty Bright Floor Stand Magnifier Lamp through

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