Sequel to I’m focused and working on those art quilts!

Here’s a couple of new ones. I told you I’m focused and working!!! These 2 are opposites, vibrant and serene, hot and cool, excitement and calm…you get the idea… Another one just in. This is really cool. I started with an awesome batik fabric . The gradient colors seemed to melt from one to theContinue reading “Sequel to I’m focused and working on those art quilts!”

A last longing look at the flowers of summer

This an old post from a few years  ago. After all the sleepless nights, hair pulling and teeth gnashing, not to mention the months it took me, I just let it sit, waiting for someone to put the posts back into their categories. There it has sat … waiting… I’m turning over a new leaf ,s0 you’ll see some older postsContinue reading “A last longing look at the flowers of summer”

TWO PEONIES , POPPIES and a FOXGLOVE a botanical art quilt

I used applique to attach the flowers, which were thread painted to add body and detail.

Here’s the finished art quilt.

progress on new quilt and raw edge appliqué tutorial 2

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

I’m focused and working on those art quilts! BONUS!!!A tutorial on raw edge appliqué

So here’s the start of several new quilts, more to follow. I’m on a botanical kick, loving the thread painting and hanging on to the last of the flowers as fall approaches. Here’s the wee beginnings…

Bonus: a tutorial on raw edge appliqué

Art quilt “Jelly Fish Love” is finished. What a fun custom order.

When I got the request for this custom order for 2 jelly fish featured in an art quilt, I would never have thought of doing a wall hanging with this theme. But the more I thought about the request, the more excited I got about the idea. It was intriguing and interesting, and fun to work out how to go about it. I think that’s part of the enjoyment of creating any sort of art; translating an idea into something concrete. Working out the “how am I gonna do that?” to “I did it and it’s good!!” .

SECOND SKIN FABRIC ART EXHIBIT

I was asked to submit some of my art quilts in a textile art exhibt;  Second Skin Textile Art Exhibit. It is being held in New Hope, Pa at the New Hope Art Gallery Sept 11 – Oct 9th. Here’s a copy of the flyer, with  my art  quilt pictured on the back!

Confessions of a china hoarder, quilts, tea parties and pink.

This is a small tea party for a friend who moved away. It involved making and giving a quilt, of course. I confess, I hoard pretty china, how many sets of china can one person use in a lifetime? The dishes you see here were found in a flea market in England and carried back home in a suitcase. I didn’t break even 1 plate! How’s that for packing?

Progress on the art quilt-jellyfish in love

As I promised, I’m updating my progress on the jelly fish art quilt I’m making for a custom order on my etsy site; AsianArtAndQuilts@etsy.com { take a peak}. Some detail done a lot more to do. This is the fun part. Today this is what I’ve done, real progress on the thread painting, this isContinue reading “Progress on the art quilt-jellyfish in love”

Progress of an art quilt

I got a request for a custom quilt from a lovely lady involving jellyfish. She wanted an art quilt with 2 jellyfish featured on it as a wedding gift for a friend who really loves jellyfish. After coming up with design ideas I settled on a direction to go. Ran it by my customer and sheContinue reading “Progress of an art quilt”

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