Creative Happy Girls

I like Cori Dantini’s work and love to use her fabrics (like those above) for notebook covers, quilts and other stitched creations. However, what is a girl to do when the fabric she orders didn’t get the black ink added (like those below)?
I thought about contacting the shop I ordered from to request replacements, but I was smitten with the design that lacked the details. I kept seeing them as backgrounds for small art quilts. So I layered batting and backing on the fabric, stitched around the edges pillowcase style, and turned them right side out.
I quilted each background with straight lines or free motion stitched flowers. I created girls to fit over the girls in the fabric and dressed them in fabrics I adore from my stash. I like how the backgrounds became muted subtle scenes for these creative happy girls.
She finds joy with a paint brush (9.5” x 10.5”)
She loves creating (9.5” x 10.5”)
She is happy stitching (9.5” x 10.5”)
Quilting is her happy (9.5” x 10.5”)

2 thoughts on “Creative Happy Girls”

  1. Carrie, I just saw you beautiful work at the Girdwood Center for the Visual Arts on the boardwalk in Girdwood, Alaska. Your stitchery is incredible! I especially liked your journals.

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