Tuesday, June 26, 2012

ACEO Update

Recently I shared with you about ACEO's (Art Cards and Originals).  They are tiny, 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" "trading cards" for artists.  I saw a few quilters were making them, and I decided to try it myself.  I'm hooked!  They are so much fun to make.  Here's what I've made so far.

Love Fan is the first ACEO I made.  I fused all the pieces onto the sweet background fabric and did a tiny zig-zag stitch around the edges.  I love those tiny zig-zags!  Then I sandwiched the layers together, quilted around the edges, and quilted one vertical line and one horizontal line across the front.  Fun and done!

ACEO #2, Oak Leaf Reel.  This one was a little difficult with the tiny pink wreath, but I think it came out nicely.  The back of each ACEO is signed, dated, numbered, and printed with the name of the design.  I called this one Oak Leaf Reel because the Oak Leaves look like they are dancing to me.

Beryl's Tulip Basket was so named because I stitched it during the down-pouring deluge of rain we received from the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl.  I adore the artsy way these tulips came out.

Sunbonnet Summer is a sleepy little Sunbonnet Sue, napping in the heat of the summer.  It has been a sunbonnet summer here this week, hot, hot, hot!

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!