It’s A Stained Glass Window

Now getting back to this particular art quilt, a stained glass window wall-hanging. it was a fun quilt to work on. I tried to make it look like a realistic stained glass window. The tricky part was to how could I create the illusion of light behind the panes, subtle, without it looking too obvious. I definitely didn’t want shafts of light shining down.

New quilts? Bring em on!!

I need to strap myself to my machine and make quilts, lots and lots of quilts,Here is the beginning of #1 , The colors are just wonderful. Wish I took time to write down my color formulas but no, it’s always a little bit of this and a bit of that

Do You Dream in Color follow up -it’s a real quilt!

A few posts back, I mentioned an unfinished project I had restarted. Was I just having a little free motion fun? Or was I seriously considering this a legitimate quilt? Was this my guilty little pleasure, like some low brow TV show that you enjoy, but would never admit it?

That’s a Wrap, Hollyhocks and Ladybugs

This is a floral art quilt, but I wanted to add a contemporary spin, a little non traditional. So I chose to give the flowers and stalks a disproportional profile. As my husband observed , it would be how the world might look to a little bug as he looked up at the huge world. hat’s a Wrap http://wp.me/pZYTG-3ar Here is the contemporary art quilt I’ve been working on

The Internet, A Shrinking World and Connecting With Hollyhock Lovers Everywhere!

An new owner of one of my art quilts found an interesting benefit in hanging fiber art.
An art quilt could add a level of comfort, I can see how it would feel more like home and less like an office. When she mentioned it, I thought of how comforting it was as a child, being wrapped in Grandma’s quilt. It would also block out the sounds of a noisy city, much more relaxing.

One More Try

It really is pretty, and you can’t tell. I have taken a few more photos and done a few tweaks.

It has such dazzling glittery threads, that just don’t show up in photos. To illustrate the differences

between the actual quilt and the picture of the quilt, I made a list

“Rain Forest Canopy” a new abstract art quilt

The hand painted silk had such beautiful colors, flowing teal, green and blue with the sharp contract of a bright punch of red. I enjoyed the thread painting on this, finding the right balance to work with the design, not obscure it.
As I worked on it I pictured in my mind the canopy at the top of a rain forest.

Two Daisies, I’m Just Having Some Fun

Here is my latest quilt, just finished and posted on Etsy. I know you’ve seen it, a few peeks here and there. I hand painted the silk then added a bit of applique. and then the thread painting commenced. As I mentioned somewhere [was it here? I don’t know] ย I don’t design any of myContinue reading “Two Daisies, I’m Just Having Some Fun”

Seuss Over You

NEW QUILT END OF !ST DAY I just felt like goofing with crazy wild quilting the other night. I have these fluorescent Superior threads that were calling my name, ” Come out and play!”. Then there were these wildly colored fabrics… I don’t use my stash much these days, use my own painted/dye fabric, mostlyContinue reading “Seuss Over You”

Cherry Blossoms, It’s Raining Pink!

“It’s Raining Pink”. This art quilt is from the perspective of looking up the trunk of an old twisted cherry tree. It carries the scars gained from many years. As you look up you see a cloud of pink above. Your eyes follow the slow drift of a pink petal as it finally reaches the ground below your feet, that is covered with pink. Is it raining pink?

progress on new quilt and raw edge appliquรฉ tutorial 2

Here’s where we are ย so far; the backing . batting and top background are sandwichedย ย together. I use a spray adhesive 505 Spray And Fix to sandwich everything together. ย The parts of the puzzle pieces are in the process of being fusedย to the quilt sandwich. As you can see there isย subtleย color variations with the ย individual partsContinue reading “progress on new quilt and raw edge appliquรฉ tutorial 2”

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