Karen Brandt has completed her stunning version of "Floral Elegance," a main conference class at The Elly Sienkiewicz Appliqué Academy 2012.
Karen made this pattern her own with her choice of beautiful brights and expert "fussy cutting" to emphasize textures in the fabrics. Notice how her vase looks like glass. She chose a batik with a linear pattern for the back petal of her calla lilies to create depth. Her butterfly is amazing -- see how she chose a fabric that suggests the "eyes" on the wings. I could just go on and on -- it is lovely!
Karen has bordered this block and it will be a gorgeous wall hanging. As an appliqué teacher, there is nothing better than to have a student complete her project from a class. As a lover of appliqué, Karen's work is downright inspiring!